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Critically Endangered Animals

Sumatran Tiger

  • Distribution: Sumatra (Indonesia)
  • Scientific name: Panthera tigris sumatrae
  • Number of animals: 370

Interesting Facts

The Sumatran tiger lives in the forests and swamps of Sumatra (an Indonesian island). It’s the smallest of all the tigers: it “only” weighs 220-308 lb (100-140 kg) and is 94-98 in (240-250 cm) long (including its tail). It is an excellent swimmer and even has webbed toes. The number of animals has remained stable in recent years.

Threats to the Sumatran Tiger

  • Poaching
  • Hunting
  • Loss of habitat
  • Too few prey

Sumatran Tiger Sumatran Tiger - Photo: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock

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