IS SUMATRAN TIGER FOUNDATION
Todate, this Foundation
is on the process of brainstorming.
The goal of
this would be like giving understanding to youth and young generation
to actively participate in every way they can to help this creatures
live in their original world.
government to issue legal act and even laws against every brutal act
of hunters and farmers will be one main goal of the Foundation.
upgrading the sense of belonging of community around the world on this
endangered cat is the platform for stronger and more constructed foundation
We at Jambiexplorer.com
are now trying to gain your participation in helping the movement and
supportThe Sumatran Tiger Foundation, and we invite all guests from
around the world to donate their thinking and ideas first before we
step on further.
Panthera tigris sumatraensis
- Sumatran tigers
are the smallest tiger subspecies. Males average 2.4 meters in length
from head to tail and weigh about 120 kilograms
- Females measure
approximately 2.2 meters in length and weigh about 90 kilograms. Depending
on the subspecies, a tiger can range from 6 feet to 13 feet from tip
of nose to tip of tale.
- Sumatran tiger
eats wild pig, big deer (called rusa), and small deer (called muntjak
or barking deer). The average litter size of tigers is 2 or 3 cubs
(the largest is 5).
- Wild tigers eat
as much as 75 pounds of meat at one time. After such a large amount
of food they will not eat again for several days or until they can
catch more prey. Wild tigers eat wild pig, wild cattle, deer and whatever
else the tiger finds appealing. In captivity tigers are fed a commercially
prepared feline diet.
- Unlike lions,
tigers live alone except when a mother is raising her cubs.
- The size of the
territory ranges from 15 to 35 squares miles depending on the amount
of food available. Siberian tigers have ranges as large as 125 square
miles. A male tigers territory will usually overlap several female
- Tigers leave
scent marks of urine on bushes and trees. They also leave scratch
marks on trees.
- The Sumatran
weighing 250 to 300 pounds with the female weighing 195 to 225 pounds
almost half of the weight of Siberian tigers are the heaviest subspecies
at 600 to 700 pounds with the males heavier than the females.
- Tigers have yellow
irises or blue in the case of the white Tiger. Their night vision
is 8 times better than that of humans because of a retinal adaptation
which reflects light back to the retina.
- A tigers forefeet
has five toes and the hind feet has four toes. All have claws.
- Very large teeth
are found in a tigers mouth. They range between 70mm to 95mm depending
on the size and age of the tiger.
- Depending on
the geographic location of the tiger the fur will be short or long.
In southern subspecies the hair is short to compensate for the warmer
climate. In the northern subspecies, the Siberian, hair is longer
because of the colder climate.
Photo from Royal
Tiger Preservation Inc
WHY SUMATRAN TIGER ?
Bali Tiger , one
of its spcies, had extincted in 1937, meanwhile Java Tiger had been
history since 1980. No one had ever seen the families ever since again.
on recent statistics, only around 300 -400 tigers left in the jungle
of Central Sumatra, Aceh and South Sumatra.
that during 1998, up to 100 tigers had been killed and slayered by farmers
and illegal hunters.
We could imagine
if this continue, we will only find this lovely gentle big cat at the
zoos around the world.So join us save the Sumatran tiger....
send your ideas to us at jambiexplorer.com
This man was
caught selling tiger's part , note that his hand was handcuffed.....
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