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Sumatran tiger by Peter Jackson

Range: Only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Habitat: Lowland and montane rainforest.
Description: The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of all living tiger subspecies. Adult males weigh between 100 and 130 kg. and females 70 and 90 kg. Their size is an adaptation to the smaller-sized prey on the island.
Population: Approximately 250 mature individuals, with a declining trend. No sub-population estimated to contain more than 50 mature individuals. Total population, including  sub-adults and young, is estimated at 400 to 500.
Status: Endangered. Habitat destruction (even within “protected” National Parks) is the main cause for their decline. 66 tigers – nearly 20 per cent of the total population – were shot and killed between 1998 and 2000. Recent genetic tests indicate that the Sumatran tiger could develop into a separate species if it is saved from extinction.
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