Do Tigers Live in the Amazon Rainforest?

While one of the common habitats of tigers is the rainforest, there are no known tigers in the Amazon rainforest. In fact, the only wild tigers in the world are found in Asia and Russia.

While the jaguar rules the Amazon rainforest, the only tigers in North or South America are currently in captivity. There are as few as 3,200 tigers in the wild, and they are spread through tropical rainforests, evergreen forests, mangrove swamps, grasslands and savannas in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Southeast portion of Russia that borders Asia.

Africa, Europe and the Americas are not natural habitats for tigers, but it has been discovered that tigers do very well in captivity. Parks and nature reserves in these countries have been working to conserve the number of tigers and have created captive habitats to provide tigers a place to safely breed and grow their numbers.