Sumatran Tiger

Endangered Sumatran tiger dies in trap on APP concession in Indonesia
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Research about the Sumatran Tiger

  1. What is the name of your species? SUMATRAN TIGER

  2. What is their scientific name? Panthera tigris sumatrae

  3. What is their current population? now fewer than 400—are holding on for survival .

  4. Where are they usually found? they're in the remaining patches of forests on the island of Sumatra. you can also find in forest habitat and grasslands, wetlands

  5. What is its endangerment status? (Critical, Threatened, Endangered) Critically Endangered

  6. Why is your species endangered? drastically reduced by clearing for agriculture plantations and settlement .

  7. What is being done to help your species - Along with WWF’s efforts to mitigate the palm, pulp and paper, and timber industries’ impact on

the island’s biodiversity, this work helps Sumatra balance environmental realities with people’s social and economic needs.theyre also working to decrease sumatran tiger poaching .WWF pushed for six priority landscapes for tigers to be included in the National Tiger Recovery Program, which was adopted as a global program by 13 tiger range countries.

8. What does your species eat? - tiger , which is a particularly good swimmer, and can pursue its prey in water quite efficiently. The tiger prey depends very much on its habitat.

9. However, they can be up to 8 feet in length which gives them a very slender appearance. Experts believe that they are smaller in size due to the limited natural habitat for them to reside in. They are also smaller in size due to the prey that they consume there being smaller than what other species of tigers have access to. the stripes are closer together than other tiger species because fact that their natural habitat is full of high grass and these close stripes allow them to easily blend in.

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Sumatran Tiger Cubs - WWF
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fun facts 😃😇😏

Many cultures consider the tiger to be a symbol of strength and courage. However, because hunting them is also a sign of bravery in some cultures, tigers are endangered there are no more than 400.

  • Some tigers have orange fur with black stripes; others are black with tan stripes, white with tan stripes or all white (albino), according to the San Diego Zoo. No two tigers have the same markings on their coats. They are as individual as fingerprints are for humans. Most of the tiger's diet consists of large prey, such as pigs, deer, rhinos or elephant calves. To kill their prey, tigers will clamp down on the animal's neck with their jaws and suffocate the animal.

They are extremely fast swimmers so they can easily over take larger prey there that they may not be able to on land.

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