Kingdom : Animalia
                  Class : Mammalia
               Family : Felidae
Scientific Name : Panthera Tigris Sumatrae

                    Size : 2m - 2.4m (6.5ft - 7.8ft)
               Weight : 80kg - 150kg 
                                (176lbs - 330lbs)
          Top Speed : 96km/h (60mph)
           Life Span : 18 - 25 years
                Colour : Orange, Black, White
           Skin Type : Fur
Special Features : Striped fur and smaller 
  1. Sumatran Tigers are the smallest species of tigers in the world.
  2. They inhabit the mountainous jungles, peat swamp forests and low and highland areas in Sumatra which is an Indonesian Island.
  3. They are smallest species of tigers growing to an average size of 2m-2.4m.
  4. The small size of the tigers helps them easily move around in dense forests.
  5. They are also great swimmers assisted by their slightly webbed paws.
  6. They differ from other tiger species in having a larger mane and in having narrower stripes.
  7. They are dominant predators that stalk their prey till the catch them off-guard.
  8. They hunt and prey on deer, cattle, goats, wild boars and other large mammals.
  9. Since they are apex predators in their environment, they have no natural predators.
  10. Humans have hunted the Sumatran Tigers.
  11. The female Sumatran Tiger gives birth to 1-5 cubs after a 3-4-month gestation.
  12. The cubs are born blind and are dependent on their mothers for the first 18 months.
  13. Habitat loss through deforestation and human hunting have made the Sumatran Tigers a critically endangered species.
  14. So much so that there are less than 500 Sumatran Tigers in the wild today.

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