Pre­pare to be am­bushed

The Amur may be the big­gest tiger, but that doesn’t mean its rel­a­tives are any less for­mi­da­ble

World of Animals - - Re­turn Of The Snow Tiger -

Su­ma­tran tiger

The small­est of the tiger sub­species, the Su­ma­tran tiger only oc­curs on the In­done­sian is­land that gives it its name. It has the dark­est fur and most dense stripes of any sub­species.

Ben­gal tiger

Found in the lush forests of In­dia, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal, this sub­species is the most nu­mer­ous among the tiger fam­ily, with over 2,500 left in the wild.

indo-Chi­nese tiger

This species is found in Cam­bo­dia, Laos, Thai­land, Burma and Viet­nam. Their re­mote range means lit­tle is known about them. Even so, they are listed as En­dan­gered by the IUCN.

malayan tiger

This sub­species was only recog­nised in 2004 af­ter DNA test­ing proved it wasn’t part of the Indo-Chi­nese species. It’s found only in the Malay Penin­sula and south­ern Thai­land.

South China tiger

With its broad, spaced-out stripes, this hunter boasts a strik­ing coat. A whiter face and paws also help to iden­tify an an­i­mal many fear is ex­tinct in the wild.

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