South China Tiger

Panthera tigris amoyensis

Introduction

South China Tiger

Panthera tigris amoyensis

Adaptations

Physical-
1. slim body shape, slender waist
They can squeeze through small spaces easily in order to get away from predators. They can also run faster because they don't have a lot of fat in their body. This has a positive effect in the new habitat because they can squeeze through small things in the habitat to practice.
2. powerful limbs
They can run super fast with a lot of power to escape from predators easily. They can also get prey easily by chasing after them. This has a positive effect on the new habitat since there is a lot of space, the tiger can run around and maintain its fast ability.
Behavioral-
1. looks for food all the time and all year round
The South China Tiger will never get hungry so the chances of dying from starvation are very low. It will also help produce energy and the tiger can catch prey easily. This has a negative effect on the new habitat because it can't get the same prey it does in the wild so its eating habits will have to change and it will have to adapt.
2. Lives alone and prey at night
They can catch prey easier because it's dark at night, so the prey most likely will be resting or sleeping and won't pay attention to its surroundings. This also has a negative effect because it cannot prey because it will get fed food by the zookeepers and also cannot live alone because there will be other tigers gathered with it too in the same place.

Original Habitat

Impact

The impact of introducing the South China Tiger to the producers and the physical landscape is that the South China Tiger can get more and more endangered in the wild because of the fact that they eat endangered animals for food, so their food source is a limiting factor, which makes them endangered and almost extinct.
In the zoo, the South China Tiger can continue to grow and reproduce , instead of increasing the chances of extinction in the wild.

Reasons of Endangerment

There are multiple pressures that are causing the South China Tiger to be endangered. Here are some of them: First of all, the South China Tiger's prey are mostly endangered too, so the food becomes a limiting factor. This causes a lot of tigers to die of starvation. Second of all, South China Tigers are now being hunted a lot by hunters to get food. So, the tigers are being killed so the humans can get food. Lastly, the South China Tigers are facing habitat loss due to deforestation.

Energy Pyramid

Food Web

New Habitat Model