Sumatran

LIVE WEBCAM WITH SUMATRAN TIGERS AT EDINBURGH ZOO

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  • Location: Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland, UK
  • Source: www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
  • Info: Live streaming webcam featuring Sumatran tigers at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland. The webcam shows a female Sumatran tiger named Dharma and a male called Lucu.

More info: The Sumatran tiger is a subspecies of tiger native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is the smallest of the tigers, possibly because it evolved in an isolated island habitat. It has a more bearded and maned appearance than other subspecies and the Sumatran tiger’s stripes are closer together with its fur a darker orange than other subspecies.

Like all tigers, Sumatran tigers are carnivores. They will prey on almost any available animal, big or small. Their diet includes fish, monkeys, wild boar, tapirs, and deer, among many others. They hunt at night and tend to make about one large kill a week. Sumatran tigers are ambush predators, slowly and silently stalking their prey until they are ready to pounce.

Sadly, fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers are estimated to remain in the wild. This subspecies is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.