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Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

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Scientific Name:

Panthera tigris sumatrae


Distribution

Sumatra.


Diet:

Mainly deer, wild pigs and wild cattle.


Facts

Habitat:  Tropical rainforests

 

Gestation: 100 days, 1-7 cubs.


Social structure: mainly solitary


Weight: male 140kg, female 110kg


Dimensions: Length: up to 2.55 cm


Estimated population in the wild: <400


Lifespan: 15-20 years in the wild


Threat: High rates of habitat loss and fragmentation, human-tiger conflict, illegal
trade in tiger parts sold at high prices in the black market.


IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

 

Did you know that:

  1. They are excellent swimmers and climbers with powerful muscular builds and large claws.
  2. Tigers and Jaguars are the only two cats that like being in the water.
  3. They are ambush predators relying on the camouflage their coat pattern provides
  4. Each tiger has its own unique stripe pattern.



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