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  Sumatran Tiger,Sumatran Tiger in Indonesia,Wild Sumatran Tiger of Indonesia
Sumatran Tiger,Sumatran Tiger in Indonesia,Wild Sumatran Tiger of Indonesia
The tiger is known for its stripes, and the Sumatran tiger has stripes that are a little closer to each other than some other subspecies of tiger.
Sumatran tigers are distinctive for being the only subspecies to live in isolation on a large island -- Sumatra, Indonesia.
www.indiantiger.org /tigers-around-the-globe/sumatran-tiger.html   (549 words)

  
  San Francisco Zoo | Animals | Sumatran Tiger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The smallest of the remaining subspecies of Panthera tigris, the Sumatran tiger is particularly well-suited for life in the deep jungle.
Sumatran tigers are usually solitary, except for courting pairs and females with young, preferring to live alone.
Sumatran tigers are classified as Endangered by IUCN (1978) and USDI (1980) and is on Appendix I of CITES.
www.sfzoo.org /cgi-bin/animals.py?ID=71   (515 words)

  
 Sumatran Tiger Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sumatran Tigers are distributed on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and are found in lowland forests, mountain forests, and tropical rainforests.
The tigers that live in unprotected areas are very vulnerable to poaching as well as the killing of problem animals that come in contact with villagers encroaching upon the animal's habitat.
Sumatran Tigers are known to live for about 15 years in the wild and 25 years in captivity.
www.geocities.com /pride_lands/SumatranTiger.html   (745 words)

  
 tiger. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Sumatran tiger is found only in Sumatra, the Malayan on the Malay Peninsula, the North Indochinese in parts of Indochina and S China; the South China tiger in central and E China, and the Bengal tiger in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar.
Tiger bone is used in traditional Chinese medicines to treat a variety of ailments, including rheumatism and impotence, and its sale and use continue despite a ban imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in 1976.
It is followed by the Indochinese tiger (1,100), the Sumatran tiger (400), and the Siberian tiger (250).
www.bartleby.com /65/ti/tiger.html   (639 words)

  
 Tigers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The South China tiger is the rarest of the five living tiger subspecies, the most threatened, and the closest to extinction.
The South China tiger is one of the smallest tiger subspecies.
One interpretation states that the magpie is the village spirit that announces good omens, and the tiger is the servant that does his bidding; another that the tiger is a yangban (aristocrat) and the magpie is the representative of the common people, scolding him for his insensitivity to their plight.
www.epou.org /tigers.htm   (1618 words)

  
 Sumatran Tiger - Panthera tigris sumatrae
Sumatran Tigers are extremely endangered with only 400 individual animals are estimated to exist in the wild and less than 200 in worldwide zoos.
Sumatran Tiger prey consists mostly of the smaller muntjak deer, antelope, wild boar and wild pigs and a variety of other smaller mammals.
Tigers are revered to have mystical, magical powers by ancient culture and every single part of the tiger is used in the illicit markets that threaten their survival.
www.tigerhomes.org /animal/curriculums/sumatran-tiger-pc.cfm   (488 words)

  
 Tiger
White tigers have been seen in the wild in India, and 1 single white cub taken by the name of Mohan was the progenitor of most white tigers now in captivity.
Smaller animals are often killed with the bite to the nape of the neck allowing the tiger to to fracture the vertebrae and compress the spinal chord of its victim.
Tiger numbers in the wild are thought to have plunged from 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century to between 5000 and 7000 today.
www.bigcatrescue.org /tiger.htm   (1821 words)

  
 The Sumatran Tiger. The Complete Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Sumatra, tiger habitat is shrinking fast and unless prudent policies are adopted to exploit the timber resources on a sustainable basis, by the year 2000, the tiger will almost certainly be confined to a few large and well protected reserves.
However, tiger is found in all the eight provinces although in highly populated areas such as the provinces of North Sumatra and Lampung, the animal has been squeezed out of much of its former range.
Problem tigers such as "man-eaters" and chronic stock raiders could be captured and accommodated in zoos, where they could be bred and maintained as an insurance against extinctions in the wild [Editors' note: This recommendation was incorporated into the PKBSI Sumatran Tiger Captive Breeding Masterplan].
www.exploring.nu /Tiger-Sumatra.htm   (2123 words)

  
 Tiger Facts Sumatran Tiger
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is the smallest of the remaining five tiger subspecies.
Sumatran tigers are especially well represented in zoos around the world, most of which participate in sophisticated global conservation breeding programs.
This captive population is occasionally supplemented by wild Sumatran tigers, which are captured when they come into conflict with their surrounding human populations, or are rescued from situations that preclude them from living in the wild.
www.tigers.ca /Tigerworld/W3A1.html   (429 words)

  
 Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran Tigers are critically endangered and can disappear within 10 years if no effective measures are taken to preserve the population.
Sumatran Tiger Trade Flourishing as Species Dwindles - As demand for Sumatran Tiger skins increases in Southeast Asia, the species' wild population is shrinking.
Tigers Losing Ground - One of the most charismatic species is increasingly under threat despite a number of noteworthy international and local efforts to ensure its survival in the wild.
www.sumatran-tigers.com /sumatran-tigers-conservation.htm   (890 words)

  
 Tiger Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sumatran tiger has the most stripes of all the tiger subspecies, and the Siberian tiger has the fewest stripes.
Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
Tigers have fully developed canines by 16 months of age, but they do not begin making their own kills until about 18 months of age.
user.aol.com /tigertrail/facts2.htm   (296 words)

  
 Zoo Loses Elderly Sumatran Tiger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The endangered tiger was captive-born in Berlin and was transferred to Woodland Park from San Diego Wild Animal Park in 1990.
The reasons for the decimation of wild tigers are habitat destruction, overpopulation, and the high demand for tiger bones and other body parts used in traditional Asian medicines.
As their populations decline to this dangerously low number, the survival of tigers in the wild is very questionable and in serious jeopardy.
www.zoo.org /pressroom/pr/1997/912stigerpr.htm   (473 words)

  
 The Sumatran Tiger Conservation Team
Despite the great potential of the park as a reserve for Sumatran tigers and for other rare biodiversity, the development of the park is still at an early stage.
Tiger poaching in the park must be prevented immediately in order to ensure that tigers can continue to exist.
The Tiger Foundation wants to continue to support the safe-keeping of the tigers there and along the way, continue to monitor the resident tigers through time, so that we can have snap shots of tiger family life, from birth to death.
www.tigerfdn.com /natlgeo/con_team.html   (735 words)

  
 Sumatran Tiger
The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of the tiger subspecies as compared to the Siberian tiger which is the largest.
The tigers that live in unprotected areas are very vulnerable to poaching as well as the killing of problem animals that come in contact with villagers encroaching upon the animal's habitat.
Tigers in general tend to attack prey from the side or rear at close range and when the prey weighs more than half that of the tiger, a throat bite is used and death is caused by suffocation.
www.honoluluzoo.org /tiger.htm   (1246 words)

  
 Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran tigers have the most stripes of any tiger covering its body.
Sumatran tigers prey upon creatures such as muntjac, langurs and small animals when larger prey is scarce.
The tiger is one of the most beautiful and powerful predators, but its strength can not protect it from habitat destruction and loss of prey.
www.akronzoo.org /learn/tiger.asp   (208 words)

  
 Minnesota Zoo/SSP/Amur tiger
The studbook keeper for the Amur and Indochinese tiger subspecies is Kathy Traylor-Holzer, registrar and population analyst at the Minnesota Zoo.
The Sumatran tiger SSP population consists of 55 individuals derived from 16 founders and retaining 91.3% gene diversity.
Importations of Sumatran tigers from Indonesia are being pursued to promote the genetic basis of this population.
www.mnzoo.com /conservation/National/SSP/amurtig.asp   (1401 words)

  
 Tiger -- Kids' Planet -- Defenders of Wildlife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tiger habitat varies widely, from tropical rainforests to snow-covered coniferous and deciduous forests and from mangrove swamps to drier forests.
Tiger prey consists mostly of pigs, deer, antelope, buffalo and other large mammals, although tigers have been known to hunt smaller mammals and birds.
Tigers are solitary hunters that stalk and attack from ambush.
www.kidsplanet.org /factsheets/tiger.html   (284 words)

  
 Sumatran tiger -- Panthera tigris sumatrae
Sumatran tigers are distinctive for being the only subspecies to live in isolation on a large island -- Sumatra, Indonesia.
Though researchers were unable to include the South Chinese tiger in their testing, based upon the subspecies which were included, results show it is feasible that Sumatrans could be developing as a distinct species, as against being a subspecies.
An observation of this type raises the importance of preserving the Sumatran tiger to a whole new level, with some experts suggesting the Sumatran should take first priority when it comes to conservation efforts.
www.lairweb.org.nz /tiger/sumatran.html   (210 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Tiger
The tiger is a stalk-and-ambush hunter, and the stripes are good camouflage in the long grass.
A tiger’s large canine teeth and powerful jaws are used to grab a prey animal by the neck and suffocate it.
Tiger cubs are born small and helpless, but the mother must leave them alone while she hunts.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-tiger.html   (1053 words)

  
 Sumatran tiger being hunted to extinction - 16 March 2004 - New Scientist
Indonesia's last tiger species - the Sumatran tiger - is on the brink of extinction, warns a new report on tiger poaching and trade.
They fear the tigers may be doomed to the same fate as Indonesia's other two tiger subspecies - the Bali and Javan tigers which were pushed to extinction in the 1930s and 1980s respectively.
The Sumatran tiger's habitat has been slashed by logging and settlement to just a quarter of the island, with only eight per cent protected as conservation areas, highlights the report.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn4779   (583 words)

  
 17/3/2004 -- Extinction Stalks the Sumatran Tiger
The killing of Sumatran tigers is being driven by Indonesia as well as international demand for tiger parts, according to the report, despite an international ban on such trade and Indonesian laws against poaching.
Sumatran tiger parts are also being sold to South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and China, according to the investigators.
The population of all five subspecies of tigers is estimated to be between 5,000 and 7,000 in the wild.
www.forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=30231   (744 words)

  
 The Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran tigers are distinctive for being the only subspecies to live in isolation on a large island they have been isolated from their cousins on mainland Asia for over 10,000 years; this happened after a rise in sea level.
Tigers live in Asia, primarily in forests the Sumatran tiger is found throughout Sumatra in habitat that ranges from lowland forest to sub-montain and montain forest with some peat-moss forest.
Tigers are also found outside the network of protected areas, especially in rubber plantations where many of the attacks on man and livestock have been reported.
www.tigertrust.info /thesumatrantiger.htm   (2113 words)

  
 Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Sumatran Tiger
Tigers have sharp teeth and tongues covered with tiny backward-pointing bristles used for grooming and eating.
Sumatran tigers are most active at night and hunt mainly at dusk and dawn.
Compared to the other four tiger subspecies, Sumatran tigers are the smallest and have closer, narrower stripes on brighter colored fur than the others.
www.kidszoo.org /animals/tiger.htm   (254 words)

  
 CNN.com - Sumatran tiger cubs make DC debut - Aug 11, 2004
Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the five tiger subspecies.
The cubs are the third generation of Sumatran tigers for the zoo.
Sumatran tigers are considered an endangered species and are found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
edition.cnn.com /2004/TECH/science/08/11/national.zoo.tiger   (320 words)

  
 Sumatran Tigers,what can we do to help them survive?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sumatran tigers are critically endangered in the wild.
To understand why the Sumatran tiger is threatened in it's natural habitat then you have to understand the mentality of the native Indonesians.
Although they will not help the Sumatran tiger population in the wild it is still excellent news and it means that the sub-species will survive for the next 15 to 20 years in captivity at least - and gives us time to work on possible solutions to this man made problem.
www.tigertelegraph.org.uk /page5.htm   (716 words)

  
 Sumatran Tiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Habitat destruction is the main threat to the existing tiger population (logging continues even in the supposedly protected national parks), but 66 tigers were recorded as being shot and killed between 1998 and 2000—nearly 20% of the total population.
The Sumatran Tiger is the smallest of all tiger subspecies, and the Siberian Tiger is the largest.
Tigers can breed at any time of year, though they typically breed during the winter or spring, and the gestation period is about 103 days.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sumatran_Tiger   (640 words)

  
 Tigers
Most tigers live and hunt alone and mark their territory by spraying the ground and plants with urine (pee) and by leaving scratch marks on trees.
Tigers are also found in the mountains where it is snowy.
The smallest is the female Sumatran tiger which grows to be about 230 centimetres long and weighs up to 110 kilograms.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/tigers.htm   (450 words)

  
 Tiger Facts
The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India, while the Sumatran tiger is restricted to the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Tigers live in thick forests or areas with tall grasses to hide in and plenty of prey to eat.
Tigers may live from 10 to 15 years in the wild, but in captivity 16 to 20 years is more common.
www.zoetigers.org /facts.html   (1247 words)

  
 Sumatran tiger headed for extinction? - Asia-Pacific - MSNBC.com
This Sumatran tiger was injured by snares laid by hunters, forcing it to prey on easier-to-catch domesticated animals.
The total population of Sumatran tigers — found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra — is estimated to be 400 to 500.
Tigers are killed primarily with inexpensive and simple-to-make wire cable leg-hold snares.
msnbc.msn.com /id/4539423   (553 words)

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