Sumatran Tiger

Zoo Location: Forest
 Sumatran Tiger

Mixed tropical forest and mangrove swamp.

Wild Diet

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 and 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).

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  • Latin Name: Panthera tigris sumatrae
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Felidae
  • Conservation status: Critically Endangered
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