IUCN red list status:
Critically Endangered

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Sumatran Tiger

About the Sumatran Tiger

The Sumatran tiger is the smallest and darkest species of tiger. Their small size helps them to move through the jungle much easier than the bigger tiger species. It is the only remaining island living tiger in Indonesia and inhabits a landscape that ranges from mountain forest, to lowland and peat forest.

Their coat pattern is made up of orange, black and white stripes. The stripes of the Sumatran tiger are much closer together than in other tiger species which helps them with camouflage. The habitat that the tiger usually lives in has tall grass, which means with the stripes the tiger is able to blend in easily.

Did you know?

They’re the last of the ‘Island Tiger’ subspecies, with less than 500 individuals remaining in fragmented populations.