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Indochinese Tiger


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Indochinese Tiger at the Houston Zoo
Indochinese Tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti), Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Indo-chinese Tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) at Cincinnati Zoo
The Indochinese tiger (also known as the Corbett's tiger) is a subspecies of tiger, found throughout south-east Asia. The Indochinese tiger is now an endangered species and actually thought to be extinct in the Chinese wild today.

The Indochinese tiger is found throughout Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma and Vietnam, although the Indochinese tiger's range is much smaller now than it once was and no Indochinese tigers have been seen in the wild in China since 2007.

The Indochinese tiger is a medium sized species of tiger that is found inhabiting the secluded forests in the mountainous regions that generally lie along the borders between countries. This makes studying the Indochinese tiger very difficult so not much is known about them.

The Malayan tigers found in Malaysia and parts of Thailand, were once thought to be the same as the Indochinese tiger and it was only recently that the two were classified as separate subspecies.

The Indochinese tiger is a dominant and carnivorous predator, hunting it's prey by stalking it until the Indochinese tiger has the opportunity to catch it off guard. Indochinese tigers primarily hunt larger mammals including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats.

Due to the size and power of the Indochinese tiger, it has no natural predators in its native environment. Humans that hunt the Indochinese tiger and habitat loss are the only threats to the Indochinese tiger.

After a gestation period of 3 to 4 months, the female Indochinese tiger gives birth to up to 5 cubs. Newborn Indochinese tiger cubs weigh about 1 kg (2 lb) and are blind and helpless. The mother feeds them milk for about 2 months and then the Indochinese tiger cubs are introduced to meat. Indochinese tiger cubs depend on their mother for the first 18 months and then they start hunting on their own.

Today, due to habitat loss caused by deforestation, and hunting by human poachers, the Indochinese tiger is considered to be an endangered species. Modern estimates suggest that the current wild Indochinese tiger population is between 1,200 and 1,800 individuals.


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Indochinese Tiger Translations

Bulgarian български език
Индокитайски тигър
 
Danish Dansk
Indokinesisk tiger
 
German Deutsch
Indochinesischer Tiger
 
English English
Indochinese tiger, Corbett's tiger
 
Spanish Español
Panthera tigris corbetti
 
Finnish Suomi
Indokiinantiikeri
 
French Français
Tigre d'Indochine
 
Croatian Hrvatski
Indokineski tigar
 
Hungarian Magyar
Indokínai tigris
 
Italian Italiano
Panthera tigris corbetti
 
Dutch Nederlands
Chinese tijger
 
Norwegian Norsk
Indokinatiger
 
Polish Polski
Tygrys indochiński
 
Portuguese Português
Tigre-da-indochina
 
Turkish Türkçe
Çinhindi kaplanı
 
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt
Hổ Đông Dương
 
Chinese 中文
印度支那虎
 

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Indochinese Tiger Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Mammalia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Carnivora
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Felidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Panthera
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Panthera Tigris Corbetti
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Mammal
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2.3m - 2.8m (7.5ft - 9ft)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
100kg - 195kg (221lbs - 430lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
96km/h (60mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
18 - 25 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Endangered
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Orange, Black, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Fur
Favourite Food:Deer
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Secluded mountainous forests
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
2
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Human
Special Features:Striped fur and powerful body

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