Sumatrang Tiger Point Definance Zoo

Posted by Bruce (Tacoma, United States) on 17 June 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Size: 7-8 feet long; about 2 feet tall at the shoulder; 190-310 pounds. Males are larger than females.

Wild Diet: Wild pigs, deer, tapirs, fish, anything else they can catch

Predators: Humans; young tigers also can fall prey to leopards, snakes, and other tigers

Reproduction: Sumatran tigers are ready to mate around 3-4 years. Females give birth to a litter of 2-4 cubs after a gestation of 100-110 days. Cubs weigh a little over two pounds at birth and nurse for 6-10 weeks. By 18 months old, they are ready to hunt for their own food.

Behavior: Tigers are generally solitary and not very active most of the time. They sleep 18-20 hours per day. Both male and female tigers mark their territory by spraying urine on trees, bushes, and the ground. The exact range of the Sumatran tiger is not known, but the population density is approximately 4-5 adult individuals per 40 square miles of lowland rainforest. They enjoy water and will swim to cool down in the hot jungle.

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Devi from Chennai, India

a great shot of this majestic animal !

17 Jun 2017 11:17am

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

17 Jun 2017 6:52pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

beau

18 Jun 2017 8:08am

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105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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