Wolf Run Studio - Wild Animals
Bill Harrah
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TIGERS (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
#TGR-500 Notecards
Also available in Notecard Assortment Pack #AST-513
#LE-TGR-500 Limited Edition Print

In 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 island’s five national parks. Another 235 Sumatran tigers live in zoos around the world.

The 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.

Unlike 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 night’s hunt, most attempts are failures.

Text © 1996 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1996 Bill Harrah.

    Sumatran Tiger
    Limited Edition Print
    Issue Date: 03/2002
    Edition Size: 500
    Image: 6.5” x 8.25”
    Paper: 8.5” x 11”
    Mat: 11” x 14”
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The information for the written description of each animal has been carefully researched by the authors and is believed to be accurate. New scientific observations, however, could make some information out-of-date. If you are a professional zoologist, and have new information that you are willing to share, please contact Dianne Harrah .