BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - The #1 Family Year-Round Attraction in Baton Rouge! BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - The #1 Family Year-Round Attraction in Baton Rouge! Minnesota Zoo Amur Tiger - Minnesota Zoo. The largest of all cats and one of six remaining tiger subspecies, the Amur tiger is a top predator of far eastern Asia.
With thick fur, and padded paws, this northern cat is well protected against the bone-chilling cold and icy winds of winter. Amur tigers are carnivores. They eat mostly large mammals, especially wild boar and deer. But when food is scarce or a hunt goes badly (many do), they may turn to smaller prey such as rabbits or to carrion. Amur tigers thrive in temperate forests (similar to central and northern Minnesota) that are large and healthy enough to support abundant populations of deer and other prey. Tigers travel over extensive territories in search of food. The Amur tiger’s need for large areas of wild land, reputation as a threat to livestock and humans, and value to hunters caused its population to drop to between 20 and 30 in the 1930s. Asia Temperate Forest/Taiga Weight: 300–450 lbs Body Length: 6 to 9 ft Tail Length: up to 37½ in Mammal, carnivore Northern Trail.
San Diego Zoo - Kids. AMUR (SIBERIAN) TIGER. Adaptations Can You See Me Now?
Although tigers are easy to see in most zoo settings, their distinctive stripes and coloration provide the camouflage needed for a large predator in the wild. The pattern of stripes on a tigers face is as distinctive as human fingerprints – no two tigers have exactly the same stripe pattern. Crunch Time! Tigers have canine teeth four inches long – longer canines than any other predator. Night Vision Tigers have highly developed binocular vision, which helps them gauge the distance to prey animals they are chasing. My, What Big Claws You Have! Like most cats, tigers have retractable claws. Conservation Connection IUCN Status: Critically Endangered. The remaining five subspecies of tiger are all endangered. Amur tiger - Philadelphia Zoo. Changbai (chang-BUY): Female, born at the Philadelphia Zoo on May 24, 2007.
Changbai is named for a mountain reserve in China where tigers are found. Dimitri: Male, born at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio on June 28, 2012. He arrived at the Philadelphia Zoo on January 10, 2014, with his brother, Wiz. Wiz: Male, born at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio on June 29, 2012. He arrived at the Philadelphia Zoo on January 10, 2014, with his brother, Dimitri. Amur tigers are the biggest cats in the world. Amur tiger’s fur is a very thick yellow to reddish color with a black stripe pattern.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Tiger, Sumatran - Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Like most wild cats, Sumatran tigers are solitary animals that live within marked, carefully guarded territory.
Hunting begins at dusk and is by no means easy: tigers may travel more than 20 miles to find suitable prey, and will successfully catch their target only one out of every ten or twenty attempts. STATUS: Sumatran tigers are listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Continued agricultural habitat destruction, poaching, and killing of tigers that come into contact with villagers, all intensify the crises surrounding tiger. HABITAT: Sumatran tigers are found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
They require a habitat dense in vegetation in order to hide and ambush their prey, and a reliable source of water. DIET: These carnivores prefer the small deer that are found in their habitat, as well as wild pigs. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: The Sumatran is the smallest of the remaining subspecies of tigers. The Tale of a Tiger. Tiger Family Life. By Kathy Kranking; photos by Suzi Eszterhas/ suzieszterhas.com Check out how cute these cubs are. . . but don't get too close!
See the look on their mom's face? She's saying, "Back away from my babies! " Tiger moms are fierce protectors of their young. This mom, Rajberah (rahzh-BAIR-uh), began protecting her cubs, Nisha and Kumar, before they were even born. Tiger. Animals Mammals Panthera tigris Tigers are the largest member of the cat family.
Their size, coat color, and markings vary among the remaining subspecies. Primarily solitary creatures, their striped coats provide excellent camouflage among the tall grasses and forests of their native habitats. Malayan Tiger - HOUSTON ZOO - NATURALLY WILD. Seaworld. Sumatran Tiger. Scientific Name: Panthera tigris sumatrae Conservation Status: Critically endangered Where to see them: Sumatran tiger habitat in Tiger Forest, Asian Forest Fun Facts: Tigers are one of the only big cats that enjoy being in water.
Sumatran tigers are the smallest subspecies of tigers, but tigers are the world's largest cat. Conserving tigers in Aceh and across Sumatra Size Adult males: up to eight feet from head to tail, up to 300 pounds; adult females: up to seven feet from head to tail, around 200 pounds Range The Indonesian island of Sumatra. Great Cats: Tigers. Class: MammaliaOrder:CarnivoraFamily:FelidaeSpecies: Panthera tigris A powerful hunter with sharp teeth, strong jaws, and an agile body, the tiger is the largest member of the cat family (Felidae).
It is also the largest land-living mammal whose diet consists entirely of meat. Tiger.