The South China Tiger

Panthera tigris amoyensis

The Original Habitat Location.

The habitat of the South China Tiger is Southeastern China. Some specific places are, Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, and Jiangxi. It's below Yangtze River. The Southeastern China's latitude degree is 12°N.

Food Pyramid

Food Web

Two Physical Adaptations

1. Sharp Teeth. The tigers can use their sharp teeth to rip meat apart. They kill heir prey by biting into the prey's throat with their sharp teeth, then drag it away to cover to eat.

2. Hind legs. The hind legs are longer than the front ones, which enable the tiger to leap forward up to 10 meters.

These are both good for the tiger, because it can catch their prey easily

Two Behavioral Adaptations

1. Hunter. Usually hunts alone, because it surprises their prey. Sometimes they hunt in packs, though, because it's faster and easier.

2. Speed. It runs very quickly, due to the fact that they have to run to catch their prey. They run at about 35 to 40 miles per hour. They can even go up to 50 while hunting.

Four Native Plants

Chinese Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis

Two native animals

Giant Panda

Ailuorpoda melanoleuca

Chinese Alligator

Alligator sinensis

Impact On the Producers in the New Community

The tiger does not hibernate or migrate, but has a limited home. Their prey will decrease if the tigers breed more and more.

Why Is the South China Tiger on the Endangered Species List?

Thousands of South China Tigers were hunted as "pests." They were hunted my animal poachers. Their habitats were destroyed by deforestation.

By Jade Tai