Reading List

Reading List

These are some of our favourite tiger books – if you have any you think we should show here please let us know!


BloodofthetigerJAMills_coverBlood of the Tiger by J A Mills

Set against the backdrop of China’s ascendance to power, Blood of the Tiger gives readers a front-row seat to the global fight to rein in forces of greed that threaten to wipe out the world’s last wild tigers. A memoir of triumph, heartbreak and geopolitical intrigue.

Judy Mills headed TRAFFIC’s wildlife-trade monitoring program in East Asia and later worked for World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, Save the Tiger Fund, and the MacArthur Foundation.




 Tigers Forever by Steve Winter

In Tigers Forever, over 100 of Winter’s stunning images, along with co-author Sharon Guynup’s eloquent prose, tell the dramatic story of the tiger’s fight for survival.





The Tiger by John Vaillant



The Tiger – by John Vaillant

An amazing read – set in the Russian Far East and following the story of Yuri Trush whose work in Russia has been funded by 21st Century Tiger grants.






Tigers of the World Ronald L. Tilson.

“Ron Tilson, director of conservation at Minnesota Zoo, co-author of a new edition of the encyclopedic Tigers of the World and, with decades of fieldwork in Asia’s tiger habitats under his belt, [is] an authority – maybe the authority – on our most endangered big cat.”   -“Tale of the Cat” by Andrew Marshall (Time magazine)




Tigers in Red Weather Ruth Padel

“Padel is best known as one of Britain’s most admired poets, so it’s hardly surprising that her observations in Tigers in Red Weather are as striking as her title. With the ear of a playwright, she replicates speech patterns so deftly you can distinguish the differing English accents of her Chinese, Indian and Russian guides. She’s really terrific at this Even without the tiger lore, Padel’s actual adventures and misadventures, while trekking, kayaking, climbing or riding an elephant, would on their own make for a first-class travel book Indeed, the chapters on Bhutan and Ussuriland provide superb short introductions to these little-known parts of the world. But the tiger lore and tiger love remain at center stage” Washington Post




Riding the Tiger  Seidensticker, Christie and Jackson.

‘Riding the Tiger is the best 1990s single-species account I have read. Seidensticker, Christie and Jackson are to be commended. Riding the Tiger is bold, creative, and comprehensive.’ Joel Berger, Conservation Biology





Tiger. Animals in Art Joanna Skipwith.

BBC Wildlife Magazine have described the book as ‘An inspiring way to support tiger conservation’.

About tigers and for tigers. Recently voted the world’s favourite animal but sadly the future is not looking orange. This beautiful book includes fascinating facts about their behaviour and shows how tigers have inspired artists across the centuries. It raises awareness of their plight and funds to protect them. Income from the book will go to 21st Century Tiger to help keep tigers in the wild. The book combines information about the real animals as well as fictional ones from literature and film: Shere Khan, Diego and Tigger, and includes striking images from all over the world: paintings by Rubens, Salvador Dali and Delacroix. Written for children (8 and above), it has charmed the adult reader as well.