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the wild, the Sumatran tiger is found only on the Indonesian island
of Sumatra. They are the smallest subspecies of tiger. About 400
to 500 wild Sumatran tigers are believed to exist, primarily in
the tropical forests and marshland areas of the islands
five national parks. Another 235 Sumatran tigers live in zoos
around the world.
Sumatran tiger has the darkest coat of all tigers, with broad,
black stripes that are closely spaced and often doubled. Unlike
the Siberian tiger, it has striped forelegs. The striped pattern
of their fur makes them almost invisible in tall grass or in the
darkness of the forest. The backs of their ears are black with
a large white dot in the center of each. Seen from behind, they
appear to have two white eyes.
lions, adult tigers are solitary animals. They spend much of their
day in the sun relaxing and sleeping. At dusk they set out in
search of food. When a tiger spots its prey, it halts immediately
and then remains motionless its tawny, black stripped fur
blending in with the scenery. Keeping its eyes focused on the
prey, a tiger will slowly lie down and watch patiently for half
an hour or more. When the time is right, the tiger silently stalks
toward its prey and then bursts forward from undercover to attack.
Even though tigers may stalk and charge ten to fifteen animals
in one nights hunt, most attempts are failures.
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Issue Date: 03/2002
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