Sumatran - Page 1&2:
In The Wild | 3:
In Captivity | 4:
Subspecies Description |
5: Weight & Length Figures | 6: Conservation
Sumatran tiger coat or pelage:
The Sumatran is the smallest of the living subspecies. They are a darker orange than the Bengal and have more striping; this assists in their forest concealment. The pelage of the Sumatran tiger ranges from reddish-yellow, through to a deep orange, and on into reddish-brown colourings. The undersides are almost white, while stripes are black and narrower than other subspecies. Some spots appear across the back, while the neck has a short mane. Unlike the Amur (Siberian) tiger, the forelegs are striped.
This subspecies has extremely long whiskers which form effective sensors when moving through the particularly dense undergrowth of this tiger's habitat.
Sumatran tiger prey species:
The Sumatran tiger prefers larger prey and frequently victims come from the deer family. These include the:
The various pigs to be found throughout the island also provide popular fare:
Other potential prey include:
If the opportunity
arises hoofed prey will be chased into water areas, where
the tiger's natural swimming ability gives it an advantage.
Swimming speed is assisted by webbing between the cat's toes.
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