5 Interesting Facts About Sumatran Tigers

Sumatran Tiger

This is a Sumatran tiger looking for its prey

Today is the first day of the AFL season and I barrack for the Richmond tigers, so I am writing about the Sumatran tiger.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These beautiful tigers grow up to 2.5 metres long, making them the smallest subspecies of tiger in the world.
  2. Sumatran tigers are different from other tigers in that they have thinner stripes and larger manes.
  3. They are excellent hunters and mainly catch deer, wild pigs, cattle and goats.
  4. At breeding time, the females give birth to up to 5 cubs.  The cubs stay with their mum for the first 18 months until they learn to hunt by themselves.
  5. Sumatran tigers are only found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  They are considered critically endangered with less than 600 left in the wild due to habitat loss and poaching.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Sumatran tigers?

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