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Looking for a Long Lost Tiger

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Java tiger photo.

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Since 1994, decades after the last Javan tiger was seen in the wild, biologists have classified the iconic big cat as 'extinct' -- but in light of recently found clues, officials from a nature reserve in Indonesia believe they could be close to rewriting history.

Prompted by new evidence of tigers there, the Meru Betiri National Park in East Java plans to install motion-sensing camera traps which might soon offer proof that, despite the finality of their conservation status, Javan tigers have indeed persevered.

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