Sumatran Tiger

Panthera tigris sumatrae

A rare beauty

The Sumatran tiger is the smallest remaining subspecies of tiger, characterised by its dense stripe pattern and a particularly prominent ruff. Only 400 to 600 of these beautiful animals are currently living in the wild.

Charakteristics

  • Origin

    Indonesia: Sumatra

  • Habitat

    tropical lowland rainforests

  • Diet

    Various types of deer, wild pigs, tapir, small mammals and birds

  • Status

    about 400 - 600 individuals

  • Size

    240 cm to 250 cm

  • Weight

    approx. 85 to 120 kg

  • Gestation period

    102 to 115 days

  • Achievable age

    approx. 15 to 20 years

Threat Categories of IUCN

Living in danger

Sumatran tigers are under massive threat from habitat loss, poaching with snares and superstitious beliefs about the medicinal benefits of their body parts. Also, their rainforest habitat is being destroyed to make space for gigantic oil palm plantations.

Did you know?

Thanks to their webbed toes, Sumatran tigers
are excellent swimmers.
Their striped coats offer perfect camouflage in the dappled
light and shade of the rainforest.

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