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The Sumatran tiger grows to a length of about eight feet, including the tail. Sumatran tigers are about half the mass of a Bengal or Siberian tiger, with adult males weighing 250 pounds and females 180 pounds. Sumatran tigers live in the rain forest, and feed on sambar (a species of deer), wild pigs, and smaller prey.

The endangered Sumatran tiger lives only on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. There are about 400 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild and their number is constantly decreasing as people continue to kill them for their skin and bones, and to destroy their habitat.

Learn how you can support the endangered Sumatran tiger by making a donation through Friends of the National Zoo's ADOPT A SPECIES program! Please click here!

Sumatran Tiger by Jessie Cohen / NZP
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