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South China Tiger
South China Tiger
The South China tiger (also known as the Amoy, Chinese or Xiamen tiger) is a smaller-sized subspecies of tiger native to the forests of southern China. The South China tiger is the most critically endangered tiger species with only a handful left in the wild.

The South China tiger is natively found in the temperate upland forests of southern China, where its once wide range has now been reduced to a few isolated populations, which are said to be found inhabiting the mountainous borders between provinces.

The South China tiger is one of the smallest species of tiger behind the Sumatran tiger and the Malayan tiger. As with the other smaller sized tiger species, the small size of the South China tiger allows it to move through the dense jungle more easily.

Like other tiger species, the South China tiger is known to be a strong and capable swimmer, often able to catch its prey when its in the water. This hunting strategy only works however if the South China tiger is faster than the animal it is hunting.

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

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

After a gestation period of 3 to 4 months, the female South China tiger gives birth to up to 5 cubs. Newborn South China 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 South China tiger cubs are introduced to meat. South China 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 South China tiger is considered to be a critically endangered species. The South China tiger is the most critically endangered species of tiger and one of the 10 most endangered animals in the world, as there are thought to be less than 20 South China tigers left in the wild.

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South China Tiger Translations

German Deutsch
Südchinesischer Tiger
English English
South China Tiger, Amoy Tiger
Spanish Español
Panthera tigris amoyensis
Spanish Español
Tigre del Sur de China o de Amoy
Finnish Suomi
French Français
Tigre de Chine méridionale
Croatian Hrvatski
Južnokineski tigar
Hungarian Magyar
Dél-kínai tigris
Dutch Nederlands
Noord-Indochinese tijger
Norwegian Norsk
Polish Polski
Tygrys chiński
Portuguese Português
Tigre do Sul da China
Chinese 中文

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South China Tiger Facts

Five groups that classify all living things...
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
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Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Panthera Tigris Amoyensis
The animal group that the species belongs to...
What kind of foods the animal eats...
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2.3m - 2.8m (7.5ft - 9ft)
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
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Orange, Black, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Favourite Food:Deer
The specific area where the animal lives...
Dense tropical forest
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Special Features:Striped fur and powerful body

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