TIGER (SUMATRAN TIGER)

SPECIES: Panthera tigris sumatrae

The smallest of the Surviving Tiger subspecies, the Sumatran Tiger's Coat is orange and black striped with a whitish underside and white beard. They have whiskers, long ears, and are small with dark 'predator spots'.

Sumatran tigers are territorial; living in home ranges in which they maintain several dens. They hunt at night as they are nocturnal animals.

Quick Facts

Number of offspring: 2 - 4 cubs every 3 - 4 years
Gestation: 90 - 110 days
Maturity: 3 - 4 years
Lifespan: 10 - 20 years
Predators: No true natural predators

Diet

Tigers Carnivorous; eating fish, crocodile, pig, deer, fowl

Breeding and Social Structure

Females come into estrus every 3-9 weeks and mating can occur year round with no specific breeding season.
Cubs are helpless at birth and eyes do not open for 1-2 weeks. Females nurse and care for dependent young until they can hunt for themselves at 18-36 months.

Tiger Social structures
Solitary; males control a territory with a number of females. Females can often be seen with their most recent offspring for up to 3 years.

If you'd like to get up close to a Tiger, Mogo Wildlife Park has a Tiger encounter available.

ANIMAL FACTS

TIGER (SUMATRAN TIGER)

GROUP NAME

Steak

Native To

SIZE

Weight: 85 - 125kgs Size: length 2.2 - 2.4m

BABY NAME

Cub

Habitat

You'll find Tigers living in a wide variety of habitats; tropical lowland evergreen forest, mountain forest, woodlands, tall grass jungle to dry thorn forest. Tigers cope with a broad range of climatic variation but prefer to hunt in dense vegetation.

Did You Know?

Sumatran Tigers have webbing on their feet, between their paws making them strong swimmers.

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