Mixed tropical forest and mangrove swamp.
Antelope, wild pig, wild cattle and a wide range of smaller prey.
The stripes of the tiger provide camouflage so that it can stalk or lie in ambush for its prey without being seen.
3-4 blind and helpless cubs are born after a gestation of 90-120 days (3-4 months).
Hunting for oriental medicines, habitat destruction.
Captive and wild populations in Sumatra are protected and managed in an attempt to prevent this subspecies following the Bali and Javan tigers: these subspecies became extinct in the 1940s and 1980s respectively. Paignton Zoo is part of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP).
- Latin Name: Panthera tigris sumatrae
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Carnivora
- Family: Felidae
- IUCN status: Critically Endangered
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