Nias Male tiger at WHF by Elaine123


Small (16.4" x 19.9")

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Nias is a confident bold and striking example of a Sumatran male tiger. Weighing a magnificent 110 Kg, that requires 7 – 10 Kg (14 – 20 lbs) meat 3 times a week to keep him going.

He certainly is capturing the eye of the female breeding Sumatran tiger with his charming good looks and mischievous character.

Nias loves nothing more than a good game of hide and seek (or is that stalking the keepers?) after which he likes to relax in his pool ready to jump out at any moment for a game especially if he thinks chicken legs might be on offer.

Nias is playing a vital role in keeping the gene pool of Sumatran tigers alive in captivity. In late 2007 we introduced Nias to Puna, our female breeding Sumatran Tiger, it took a little time but Puna produced two male cubs on 27th July 2008.

Nias is a proud father and spends time communicating with his offspring in the next door enclosure, in due course we are likely to mix the cubs with their dad.

All our four Sumatran tigers are part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP) aimed at ensuring the survival of this majestic cat species.

100-400 canon lens


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cat, european breeding program, stripes, sumatran, tiger, wild


  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbiealmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic photo. Would hate to meet him in a drak alley when he’s hungry.

  • Thank you Auntie, have to agree he is a big Lad, and Dad of two cubs, well not so little Cubs now, thank you also for the favorite

    – Elaine123

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 4 years ago

    A great capture Elaine and a wonderful write-up. I enjoyed reading about Nias.

  • Thank you Barbara, glad you enjoy the info about him, he is a beauty

    – Elaine123

  • Wolf Read
    Wolf Readalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful portrait.

  • thank you Frostwhiteraven

    – Elaine123

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanalmost 4 years ago

    Great colours and i hope he isnt about to eat you for dinner by licking his lips lick that lol.

  • Thank you Amanda, he is one big Tiger, lol

    – Elaine123

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelalmost 4 years ago

  • thank you so much for the feature Ann

    – Elaine123

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful all around & Congratulations on you feature!!

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 4 years ago

    OMG! Fabulous timing!

  • BonnieWoodson
    BonnieWoodsonalmost 4 years ago

    WoW!! Amazing expression you captured Instant Fav!

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyalmost 4 years ago

    Cracking shot of Nias, congrats on the feature. Val

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature Kelly

    – Elaine123

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