Category: Big Cats
Facts about Sumatran tiger. "Scientific name for Sumatran tiger is Panthera tigris sumatrae". The Sumatran tiger is an uncommon tiger subspecies that lives in Sumatra, an island of Indonesia. The Sumatran tigers can be found living in a diversity of habitats from low and upland areas, to hilly jungle and peat marsh forests. The tiger is categorized as significantly the endangered species. The Sumatran tiger is the only existing affiliate of the Sunda Islands collection of tigers that included the currently destroyed Javan tiger and Bali tiger.
Appearance of Sumatran tiger
The Sumatran tiger is fairly dissimilar in appearance to other tiger species because the stripes of the Sumatran tiger are thinner than those of other tiger species and they as well, contain larger manes. Sumatran Tigers boast somewhat webbed paws that allow them to swim more competently following their prey.
Coat of Sumatran tiger
The Sumatran Tiger is darker in coat color and has thicker lines. The lines are inclined to split up into spots close to their ends, and rows of small dark specks between usual stripes may be found on the flanks, back and hind legs. The incidence of stripes is more than in other subspecies. Male Tigers have an outstanding ruff, which is particularly marked in the Sumatran tiger breed.
Features of Sumatran tiger
The Sumatran tiger is one among the smallest tiger breeds. The weight of a male Sumatran tiger ranges from 220 to 310 pounds (100 kg to 140 kg), whereas the weight of the females ranges between 165 to 242 pounds (75 kg and 110 kg). The length of the body of the male Sumatran tiger breed ranges from 7 feet 2 in to 7 feet 4 inches (2.2 m to 2.25 meters), whereas the female ones have a body length between 7 feet to 7 feet 5 inches (2.15 m and 2.30 meters).
The Sumatran tiger is a governing and carnivorous killer, hunting its prey by trailing it until the tiger has the chance to catch it off protector. These tigers mostly hunt larger animals, including wild boar, deer, goats and cattle. Since the Sumatran tigers are smaller species, they are capable of moving through thick jungle more comfortably than the bigger ones.
The average lifespan of the Sumatran tiger ranges between 10 years and 15 years.