The state is home to some of the world’s most endangered species, including tigers, leopards and leopard seals.
And it has the second-highest number of tigers in the country behind the U.S., according to the American Zoo and Aquarium.
Washington is also home to the only zoo in the U, the Puget Sound Aquarium, which is the largest in the world.
But it’s not just big cats, like the giant panda and Asian elephant, that roam the area.
And despite the huge numbers of big cats in the state, they aren’t just confined to the wild.
A large majority of the state’s wildlife is in private ownership, according to wildlife officials.
“There’s a lot of big land that people have to manage,” said Chris Fenton, director of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.
“And so there’s a number of different things that need to be managed.
And you can have all kinds of wildlife managers in the district, but they’re just not necessarily on the same level of expertise.
For example, there’s some people that have had years of experience in managing wildlife, and then there’s other people that haven’t been as successful as others.”
It’s a big task for wildlife managers.
The animals in the wild have a complex history that often includes conflicts with humans, such as poaching and illegal killing.
And when they do, it’s often in response to people’s concerns about habitat, wildlife or other issues.
With a population of around 40,000 tigers and more than 4,500 leopets, Washington’s wildlife department estimates that there are roughly 1,200,000 bears in the area, and more are likely to be found in the future.
And with an estimated $4 billion worth of fish and wildlife trade and illegal fishing, the problem is only going to get worse, Fenton said.
The wilds have been devastated by humans.
Fenton said a recent study found that up to 90 percent of Washington state’s forested land is being cleared and replaced with private homes.
In the state capital, Olympia, which sits in the heart of the wilds, the city’s forest is being bulldozed and replaced.
Wildlife officials say the destruction of forests and other land is a key factor behind the state losing the lion’s share of the planet’s remaining wild cats, which are believed to be at least as big as tigers.
“They’re not just the tigers, they’re the wolves, they can be as big or smaller than them,” said Mark Covington, an assistant wildlife biologist for the state.
“But the difference between those tigers and the wild cats is that the wild animals are wild animals.
They’re wild animals and they don’t need to have their habitat destroyed.”
Fenton and other wildlife officials say Washington has some of its biggest wildlife problems in areas that are managed by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
There are roughly 4,300 areas that need approval to be set aside as wildlife habitat, according, and only about 2 percent of them are set aside, according the department.
Wildlife managers are responsible for ensuring that areas that fall into the designated habitat can be developed, maintained and protected, but Fenton believes that’s not enough.
“It’s really important for us to manage areas where we have concerns,” he said.
“We need to understand the impact that our decisions have on wildlife.”
The department’s Wildlife Protection Branch has been working with the state since 2010 to address wildlife management issues in the region, including developing a plan for a wildlife management plan that’s open to public comment.
But conservation groups are calling for a more holistic approach.
“The conservation of wild wildlife needs to be an integrated part of our broader approach to wildlife conservation,” said Kate O’Sullivan, director for wildlife and wildlife conservation for the conservation group Wilderness Society.
“In the long run, we need to take a more balanced approach and support the conservation of wildlife.
If we don’t, we’re just creating more habitat for humans.”