Panthera tigris sumatrae
Mainly deer, wild pigs and wild cattle.
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:
- They are excellent swimmers and climbers with powerful muscular builds and large claws.
- Tigers and Jaguars are the only two cats that like being in the water.
- They are ambush predators relying on the camouflage their coat pattern provides
- Each tiger has its own unique stripe pattern.