It is estimated that only between 500-600 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild, and the actual number may be as low as 400. And their population is dwindling rapidly.

In 1978 a tiger census reported around 1,000 Sumatran tigers still in the wild. This means over the last 25 years, the population of Sumatran tigers has been cut in half.

The Sumatran tiger is considered to be a ‘critically’ endangered species.


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  • DLKeur
    DLKeuralmost 3 years ago

    We just lost another one, too. A young male caught in a snare, and, with Disney as a main customer, the logging continues to devastate their critical habitat. Thanks for posting this. It’s beautiful. Too bad we can’t get the world to wake up to what it is we’re losing to greed.

  • Thank you DLKeur…I agree, it is too bad that such a beautiful animal is being destroyed by man’s greed…I hope that the world wakes up to this before it is too late!!

    – Saija Lehtonen

  • Kimberly mattia
    Kimberly mattiaalmost 3 years ago

    great pic! :)

  • Thank you Ravenfie…:))

    – Saija Lehtonen

  • Aimelle
    Aimellealmost 3 years ago

    such a beautiful capture, proud pose :) I too so hope people will react before it’s too late… what will next generation have?… empty forests?? :(

  • Thank you Aimelle….I do hope that the next generation will be able to see this magnificent animal live & not only in pictures from the past…;)

    – Saija Lehtonen

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