12 Amazing Things You Never Knew About Sumatran Tigers

12 Amazing Things You Never Knew About Sumatran Tigers


Enjoy these amazing facts about Sumatran tigers. From their history to their impressive hunting skills, there’s always something new to learn about everyone’s favourite big cat! 
  • There are five tiger subspecies and Sumatran tigers are the smallest
  • Conservationists estimate that there could be as few as 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.
  • Tiger cubs will start hunting from as young as 1 year old, but they’ll stay with their mother until they’re 2 years old.


  • Fossils of tiger remains in China show that tigers could be over 2 million years old!
  • Unlike like most of their cousins,Tiger love swiming and will frequently cool off by having a dip in nearby rivers.
  • No two tigers are ever the same; each has its own unique stripe pattern.
  • A tiger’s roar is so loud that is can be heard from two miles away!

  • Sumatran tigers have the narrowest black stripes of any tiger subspecies. This is because they are ambush predators in the Indonesian jungle and need to blend in amongst the thick vegetation.
  • Tigers are excellent jumpers. Even when sitting down, a tiger can leap forward 10 metres!
  • Tigers have five different types of whiskers on their body.These whiskers pick up on vibrations their prey makes when moving through the jungle.
  • A tiger can bite down with the force of 1000 pounds!  
  • A group of tigers is known as an ‘ambush’ or a ‘streak’.


Source : https://www.zsl. org/12-amazing-things-you-never-knew-about-sumatran-tigers 



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