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Sumatran Tiger


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The Sumatran tiger is the smallest subspecies of tiger in the world, with male Sumatran tigers rarely growing to 2.5 meters in length. The Sumatran tiger is today a critically endangered species of tiger with only around 500 thought to be in the wild.

The Sumatran tiger is natively found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra where the Sumatran tiger can be found inhabiting a variety of habitats from low and highland areas, to mountainous jungle and peat swamp forests.

The Sumatran tiger is the smallest species of tiger meaning that the Sumatran tiger is able to move through dense jungle with greater ease than it's larger cousins.

The Sumatran tiger is quite different in appearance to other tiger species as the stripes of the Sumatran tiger are narrower than those of other tiger species and they also have larger manes. Sumatran tigers have slightly webbed paws which allows them to swim more efficiently after their prey.

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

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

After a gestation period of 3 to 4 months, the female Sumatran tiger gives birth to up to 5 cubs. Newborn Sumatran 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 Sumatran tiger cubs are introduced to meat. Sumatran 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 Sumatran tiger is considered to be a critically endangered species. Modern estimates suggest that the current wild Sumatran tiger population is as low as 400 to 500 individuals.


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Sumatran Tiger Translations

Czech Cesky
Tygr sumaterský
 
German Deutsch
Sumatratiger
 
English English
Sumatran Tiger
 
Spanish Español
Tigre de Sumatra
 
French Français
Tigre de Sumatra
 
Croatian Hrvatski
Sumatranski tigar
 
Italian Italiano
Tigre di Sumatra
 
Dutch Nederlands
Sumatraanse tijger
 
Norwegian Norsk
Sumatratiger
 
Polish Polski
Tygrys sumatrzański
 
Portuguese Português
Tigre de Sumatra
 
Romanian Româna
Tigru de Sumatra
 
Swedish Svenska
Sumatratiger
 
Turkish Türkçe
Sumatra kaplanı
 

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Sumatran 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 Sumatrae
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...
2m - 2.4m (6.5ft - 7.8ft)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
80kg - 150kg (176lbs - 330lbs)
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...
Dense tropical forest
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
3
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 smaller body

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