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:
- These beautiful tigers grow up to 2.5 metres long, making them the smallest subspecies of tiger in the world.
- Sumatran tigers are different from other tigers in that they have thinner stripes and larger manes.
- They are excellent hunters and mainly catch deer, wild pigs, cattle and goats.
- 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.
- 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?