South China Tiger

Endangered!

Identification

  • Can reach from 6-8 ft. long.
  • Males can weigh up to 330 lbs.
  • Females can weigh up to 240 lbs.
  • Tend to be smaller than most tigers.
  • Stripes are usually broad and spaced out farther apart than other tigers.

Geographic Location

  • Located in Central and Eastern China.
  • Usually prefer dense jungles, enjoy spending time in the water.

Role In Ecosystem

  • Classified as a carnivore.
  • Common prey includes monkey, birds, and small bucks.
  • Can eat between 33 and 88 lbs. of meat at once because they do not eat very often due to little prey.

Threats and Solutuins

  • Is known to be one of the worlds must endangered species (2 dozen left).
  • Is the most valuable living resource.
  • Has not been spotted in the wild for 25+ years.
  • Hope for their survival is very slim.
  • I think that we could put them in an environment that promotes population growth in order for them to be taken off the endangered list.