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My Sumatran Tiger Report
Sumatran tigers are very lovely animals on our planet earth. They are fierce and scary but they only attack us when we’re annoying them. When you’re getting annoyed you sometimes push the person or something away. Tigers just react differently.
The Sumatran Tigers are normally found and live in the Indonesia Island of Sumatra. They live in the part called tropical jungle.
They are normally found in the lowland, peat-moss, and mountain forests of the tropical jungle.
They hunt for their prey in the long dry grasslands to camouflage themselves from predators and danger and when stalking their prey. They like wide open spaces so they can stay alert and aware of danger.
Sumatran Tigers are a gingery orange, tan colour with broad black stripes all over their body. They have tinges of white underneath their face, tummy and on their legs.
The Sumatran tiger has the darkest coat of all its species. Its broad black stripes are closely spaced and often doubled.
Sumatran tigers also have pink padded paws to provide a cushioning effect.
What specie is the Sumatran Tiger?
Sumatran tigers are part of the cat family. They are a Vertabrate which means they have a back bone. Sumatran tigers cat stats:
The Sumatran tigers scientific name is: Panthera Tigeris.
Characteristics of a Sumatran Tiger.
Sumatran tigers are a very solitary animal. They are also a very alert animal. They are very aware of danger. They are also very good at hearing , they can hear a mating call from miles away. They have great reflexes and react to sound, danger and movements really quickly.
Predators for the Sumatran Tigers.
As a cub you have lots of predators like..
- The cold
- And other fierce and strong hungry animals.
As an adult tiger they have other predators like..
- And crocodiles
Threats to Sumatran tigers are…
- Animal testing
- Poaching for Asian medicine and cures
- Poaching for their fur their fur and skin
- Cutting down Indonesian forest trees which provide shelter to the Sumatran tiger.
Tigers are very cool animals. They brighten up your trip to the zoo and the’re just plain cool to watch. But some people like poachers just don’t see the beauty in these animals.
Sumatran Fun Facts:
1. There are less than 500 Sumatran Tigers in the wild.
2. Sumatran tigers have great hearing. They can hear a mating call miles away.
3. Tiger claws can grow to be 12cm long.
4. Tiger canine teeth can grow to be as long as a mans middle finger.
Article posted November 21, 2010 at 04:56 PM •
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Brilliant Anais. I`m amazed at how much you knew about the sumatran tiger. It is fantastic to see a life-long learner in action and you really do show all of the traits of a life-long learner. Way to go Girl! You are a ripper!
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