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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sumatran Tiger



Beauty Of Animal | Sumatran Tiger  | Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a subspecies of tiger found in Indonesia's Sumatra island. And genetic testing revealed the presence of genetic markers unique to isolate the LTTE from all strains of Sumatra mainland.  It is believed that about 400-500 wild tigers in Sumatra to exist in 1998, but their number has continued to decline.ccording to RSPB and March 2008 there were about 300 Sumatran tigers remaining in the Sumatran tiger is the smallest wild.The strain compared with the tiger, the largest Siberian Tigers.Sumatran male tigers average 8 feet (2.438m) in length from head to tail and weigh about 265 pounds (120.2 kg). Females, on average, 7 feet (2.134 meters) in length and weigh about 200 lbs (90.718 kg).

Smaller size of the Sumatran tiger makes it easy to move quickly through the forest. Also, the stripes are narrower than other tiger species. Tiger patterned coloring is an adaptation for camouflage in their natural environment, which are often tall grass. Males, especially, have the appearance of a more bearded and maned by the neck and cheek hair are well developed.Belt between the toes, when spread, enables the Sumatran tiger is a very fast swimmer.Therefore, if given the opportunity, run hoofed prey, who are much slower swimmers in the water.Called the white patches on the back of the ear of the Tiger "eye spots" or "points predator." It is believed that these spots to function as well as false eyes to make them look bigger than any predator approaching from behind. This is particularly useful in maintaining the cubs safe.

Sumatran tigers prey on a larger scale is common in ungulates such as wild boar, Malayan tapir, deer and small animals in some cases also, such as birds, monkeys and fish. Can be a prey to the orangutan, but because they spend a minimum of time on the ground, tigers rarely catch one. Sumatran Tiger will someti MES prey on mice and other small mammals when larger prey are rare.DNA analysis is consistent with the hypothesis that has been isolated from a Sumatran tiger population Tigers again after a rise in sea level that occurred in the Pleistocene to the Holocene boundary (about 12.000 to 6.000 years ago). In agreement with this evolutionary history, isolated and genetically Tiger Sumatran tigers living in all the mainland, which constitute a distinct group closely related to each other.

 
 

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