You are here:Our endangered animals
Endangered animals list
Sumatran Tiger
content

Our endangered animals

Our endangered animals TOP PAGE

  • What's an endangered animal?
  • Endangered animals list
  • Let's study with comics! Why are animals in trouble?
  • What we can all do
  • To teachers and guardians

Endangered animals list

Our endangered animals TOP PAGE
What's an endangered animal?
Endangered animals list
  • Search for animals by where they live
    • Animals in Japan
    • Animals in Asia
    • Animals in North America
    • Animals in South America
    • Animals in Europe
    • Animals in Africa
    • Animals in Oceania
  • Search for animals that live on land, fly in the sky, or live near or in the wate
    • Land animals
    • Flying animals
    • Swimming animals
  • Search by cause of endangerment
    • Animals that have had their homes destroyed
    • Animals that have been caught by humans
    • Animals that have lost the fight against other animals
  • Search in alphabetical order
  • Search for animals by name

    Here you can search for an animal by the first letter of its name.

  • Watch a video of the animal
Let's study with comics! Why are animals in trouble?
What we can all do
To teachers and guardians
  • English name
    Sumatran Tiger
  • ClassificationCarnivora Felidae
  • Scientific namePanthera Tigris Sumatrae

Sumatran Tiger
Click the image to expand

On the island of Sumatra where the Sumatran Tigers live, forests are disappearing. Sumatran Tigers need a wider place to live. Forests get smaller, and the number of Sumatran Tigers is shrinking.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 2.2-2.7m
Weight: 100-150kg

(Source: Doubutsu Daihyakka* Heibonsha) (*Encyclopedia of Animals)

Where they live

They live only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

What they eat

They hunt animals like deer and wild boar, rabbits, and birds. Sometimes they also eat bugs and fish.

What they are like

They are the smallest kind of tiger. Their sharp claws and fangs take down prey much larger than them.

Find out more about the Sumatran Tiger!

Each tiger needs wide space
Sumatran Tigers are only live on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The number of humans on the island is growing, and the forests are being lost. For each tiger to have enough prey, they need a wide space for themselves. They can't gather in a small area and live together like people do. If the number of peoples increase and the forests become smaller, the number of Sumatran Tigers will also go down.

Someone is secretly catching them!
There are rules against the capturing of Sumatran Tigers. Even now, Sumatran Tiger furs and bones are for sale in the black markets. Some people are secretly catching them. This sort of hunting is hard to stop, and is one of the main reasons why the Sumatran Tigers are growing smaller.

Reference

See other animals related to this one.

If you click the words above, you can see other animals related to this one.

See animals that live in the same region.

See animals that are endangered for the same reason.

Watch a video of the animal

close

Read the comic!

  • Part4 "Deforestation - building roads destroys animals"
  • Part7 "Protect endangered animals from poaching!"

Let's think about what everyone can do to help!

There are things that we can do in our everyday lives to help. Let's look at some tips to helpsave our animal friends! See More

Back to Top