Our beautiful Sumatran tigers are a magnificent sight. They’re also incredibly precious as they’re so rare.

There are only a few hundred of these precious animals left in the wild, so we’re doing all we can to stop them becoming extinct.

Sumatran tigers have webbed paws, which means that they’re brilliant swimmers. Explore that Sumatra in Islands and you could see mother and daughter, Kirana and Kasarna, splashing around in the pool or sunbathing on the rocks.

Sumatran tigers are the smallest of all tigers and their low stance lets them creep up on prey unseen. Their stripes are narrower and closer together than those of other tigers.

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You can find out more about our project to protect tigers in the wild on our Act for Wildlife website. Explore our blog for updates from our field projects and donate to help save tigers.

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Interesting facts

Where they live The island of Sumatra, western Indonesia
Habitat Dense forests from the lowlands to the mountains, Sundaland rivers and treat swamps.
Size Length (including tail): up to 250cm; Shoulder height: Up to 60cm
Weight Up to 150kg
Threats Deforestation, habitat loss and fragmentation caused by logging and increased agricultural development – particularly for palm oil plantations. Illegal hunting and poaching - particularly outside of National Park areas.