Sumatran Tiger

The smallest of the tiger subspecies, the Sumatran tiger is only found in the remaining patches of forest on the island of Sumatra. ‘They are listed as critically endangered and an estimated 200 to 400 individuals remain in the wild,’ states Ashe.

The destruction of their habitat by agriculture encroachment and poaching is the greatest threat. For now, outreach and awareness programs like the Wildlife Response Unit are helping protect the tigers by reducing tiger-human conflicts, helping keep livestock safe with tiger-proof pens and with veterinary assistance when the tigers are caught in snares.

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