Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran tigers belong to the phylum haiwan kingdom kordata, sub-phylum vertebrates (vertebrates), class of mammals (warm-blooded, furry with breast glands), the Carnivor, the family Felidae (cat), the genus Panthera, species tigris (tiger), sub-species of Panthera tigris sumatrae . . .

Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is only found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Wild population is estimated between 400-500, especially living in national parks in Sumatra.

The Sumatran tiger is the smallest tiger subspecies. Sumatran tiger has the darkest color among all the other tiger subspecies, the black pattern width and the distance is sometimes attached meeting. Male Sumatran tigers have an average length of 92 inches from head to tail, weighing 300 pounds. Females have an average length of 78 inches and weighs 200 pounds.

Sumatran tiger stripe is thinner than other tiger subspecies. This subspecies also had more beard and mane than other subspecies, especially the male tiger. 

There is a membrane between the fingers that make them able to swim fast. This tiger is known to corner their prey into the water, especially if the prey animal is a slow swimmer. Fur changed color to dark green when giving birth.

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