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The Bengal tiger is the most numerous tiger subspecies. Its populations have been estimated at 1,706–1,909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 163–253 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan. Since 2010, it has been classified as endangered by the IUCN. Wikipedia.
Scientific name: Panthera tigris tigris.
Higher classification: Tiger.
Height: 90 – 110 cm (At Shoulder).
Gestation period: 104 – 106 d.
Mass: 1 kg on average (Newborn), 140 kg on average (Female), 220 kg on average (Male).
Length: 240 – 265 cm (Female), 270 – 310 cm (Male)
This Amur Tiger had a fierce appearance until it flashed me a smile. One upper canine is missing, the bottom canines look broken.
Amur Tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) are the largest of the five subspecies of tigers. They may attain up to 660 pounds and ten feet in length during their 15 year lifespans.
One interesting fact learned at the Detroit Zoo: "a tiger's stripes, unique to each individual, are not only on its fur, but also on its skin...".
Three very rare and endangered Sumatran Tigers live in Burgers Zoo, Arnhem, the Netherlands. The female Sumatran Tigers (Hujan, Bayu and Deru) are born in late September 2006 in Chessington Zoo, great London, England. They were moved to Burgers Zoo where it is hoped they will continue the breeding of this endangered species.
The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a subspecies of tiger found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The Sumatran Tiger is the smallest of all extant tiger subspecies. Male Sumatran Tigers average 204 cm (6 feet, 8 inches) in length from head to tail and weigh about 136 kg. Females average 198 cm (6 feet, 6 inches) in length and weigh about 91 kg.
Its stripes are narrower than other subspecies of tigers' stripes, and it has a more bearded and maned appearance, especially the males.
Its small size makes it easier to move through dense rain forests.
Sumatran Tigers commonly prey on larger ungulates, like wild boar, tapir and deer, and sometimes also smaller animals, like fowl, and fish.
According the Tiger Information Centre and the World Wildlife Fund there are no more than 500 of these tigers left in the wild with some estimates considerably lower. The continuing loss of habitat is intensifying the crises to save this tiger.
In de Rimba (Aziatische landschap) van Burgers Zoo in Arnhem leven drie Sumatraanse Tijgers, de zusters Hujan, Bayu and Deru, geboren eind september 2006 in Chessington Zoo (regio Londen) in Engeland. Zodra de tijgerinnen geslachtsrijp zijn, zal er een mannetje komen en één of twee van de dames naar een ander dierenpark gaan. Op deze manier hoopt Burgers Zoo een bijdrage te leveren aan het behouden van deze zeldzame en ernstig bedreigde diersoort, zoals Burgers Zoo al uiterst succesvol is met de eveneens bedreigde Sri Lankaanse panters.
De sumatraanse tijger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is een ondersoort van de tijger die alleen voorkomt op Sumatra. Deze ondersoort is kleiner dan de andere ondersoorten en heeft een donkerbruine kleur. De mannetjes kunnen een totaallengte van 204 cm en een gewicht van 136 kg bereiken, de vrouwtjes 198 cm en 91 kg. Verder is de vacht donkeroranje. Het strepenpatroon bestaat vaak uit twee parallelle rijen.
Vroeger kwam dit dier voor op heel Sumatra, maar tegenwoordig zijn er volgens het Tiger Information Centre en het Wereld Natuurfonds (WWF) nog maar 500 exemplaren over, waarvan 400 in het wild._________________________________________________________________________________
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Another shot of the tigers from Longleat Safari Park at the weekend. Love these majestic animals.
Thank you Libby, it helped me name this photo. Hope you are smiling today! I might have to do some dental touch-up on his teeth....haha
16 months old female tiger
My future is in your hands...
The Tiger is an endangered keystone species.
Countdown to 21 November St Petersburg, Russia, Global Tiger Summit.
21 November 2010 has been called the most important day in history with regard to the future of a species.The Global Tiger Summit will commence in St Petersburg hosting ministers, heads of state and conservationists from the 13 tiger inhabited countries and from around the world. In the Year of the Tiger, this landmark meeting will decide for once and all if the wild tiger has a future. It will decide if humans, as a species, really have the will to protect the environment...
Please, if you care about the environment, go to www.wildtiger.org and get email updates regarding this crucial meeting.
At the Bronx Zoo. Taken with an old Nikon N2000 and a Tamron 500 mm lens using Kodak Gold 400 film.
Tiger, Tiger burning bright
in the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
could frame thy fearful symmetry...
Zoo Facts: The smallest subspecies, Sumatran Tigers, are now the focus of environmentalists' attention since this animal is critically endangered and has to be protected in the wild. Although the Sumatran Tiger faces few threats in the wild, it suffers greatly from poaching and habitat destruction. Its body parts and pelt have always been hunted for as "essential" constituents of medicines.
Nowadays, the population of the Sumatran Tiger is about 400 species. Some animals live in zoos in Europe, Australia, and North America.
Photo taken thru glass.
Siberian Tiger watching me when i take the picture in the Magán Zoo Abony.
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Another shot of one of the Tiger cubs at Taronga Zoo. I really love these guys, they're so photogenic.
The tiger is one of the world’s most revered animals, a symbol of power, strength, and regal dignity.
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The Sumatran tiger is a very rare subspecies of the tiger. It lives on an island (Sumatra) and is Critically Endangered...
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My son and I met AIA Guy at the zoo for some shooting. Not a lot of animals out, but it was a lot of fun since I hadn't shot in a while. Stay tuned for some pictures, but don't think I'm back. I'll probably be pretty busy through the holidays.