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(Panthera tigris sumatrae)

The magnificent Sumatran Tiger is only found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the tiger subspecies; males weigh an average of 120kg, while females average 90kg. The pattern of stripes on their fur serves as camouflage, breaking up their silhouette so they are less visible to predators.

Habitat

Around the world, Indonesia, and in particular the island of Sumatra, is recognised as a 'biodiversity hotspot'. Unfortunately, this mass of natural wealth has led to massive exploitation. With over 80% of Sumatra's forest already gone, the majority of what remains can only be found within National Parks, leaving this to be the Sumatran Tiger's predominant territory. Their habitat ranges from lowlands to mountainous forests.

Display Status

On DisplayOur Amazing Sumatran-Tiger(s) are currently on display
Tiger Temple
On display at the Tiger Temple

Threat Level

Critically Endangered

Critically Endangered


Sumatran Tiger Profiles

Delilah

Delilah
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Age: 1 Year (DOB 6/2/2016)

Sex: Female

Weight: 70kg (154lbs)

Along with her brother Scout, Delilah was born at the start of 2016 to their mum Kaitlyn. Due to their mother's wild bloodline, these two cubs are vitally important for the global breeding program for the endangered Sumatran tiger.

You will often see Delilah wrestling with her brother and their cousin Reggie on display at Tiger Temple.

 


Hunter

Hunter
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Age: 3 Years (DOB 22/8/2013)

Sex: Male

Weight: 125kg (275lbs)

Hunter along with his brother Clarence were the first tigers to be born at Australia Zoo.  Their mother Kaitlyn was an excellent first time mum and the cubs grew strong very quickly.

Unfortunately, Hunter was born with a congenital eye condition which led to him developing cataracts at just a few weeks of age. Despite the efforts of some of the world's leading surgeons, Hunter's complex condition means that he will be vision impaired for the rest of his life. 

Because of this, he will spend the rest of his life at Australia Zoo, as we can provide him with the quality care that he deserves. Hunter is an incredibly confident individual who has adapted beyond our expectations. 


Juma

Juma

Age: 13 Years (DOB 1/4/2004)

Sex: Male

Weight: 129.8kg (285.56lbs)

Juma is one of three Sumatran tigers born at Mogo Zoo on the South Coast of New South Wales. Juma, Ranu and Singha were born on April 1, 2004 and arrived at Australia Zoo three weeks later.

Juma is an Indonesian word for mountain summit; a fitting name for an animal equally as powerful and stunning. The Sumatran Tiger is the smallest of the five sub-species that remain today and Juma is about as big as they get.

With a very laid-back personality, Juma is often used for filming and is the first of our adult tigers to be introduced to new handlers. Juma is usually seen resting for the majority of the day.


Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn
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Age: 9 Years (DOB 4/12/2007)

Sex: Female

Weight: 85kg (187lbs)

Kaitlyn and her sister Maneki came to Australia Zoo from a park in Indonesia. They are extremely valuable genetically to the Sumatran Tiger captive breeding program so we are very privileged to have them here. 

Kaitlyn is now even more special to us since she became the first tiger to give birth to a litter of cubs here at the Zoo. This is not only exciting because they are the first cubs born here, but also because of the importance of their bloodlines and the role they will play in the breeding program in the future. 

Kaitlyn at times can be very affectionate, but she also has a cheeky side and loves to stalk the handlers if she sees an opportunity.


Maneki

Maneki

Age: 9 Years (DOB 4/12/2007)

Sex: Female

Weight: 85kg (187lbs)

Maneki was born at Taman Safari Indonesia on 4 December 2007 and spent three months there with our handlers before making her way to Australia Zoo. Taman Safari Indonesia is located near Jakarta on the Island of Java - the Island that neighbours Sumatra.

Just like her sister Kaitlyn, Maneki was named by a guest through Australia Zoo's online auction. Her name comes from a Japanese phrase "Maneki Neko" which means - Good Luck Cat. Proceeds from the auction went into active projects in Sumatra to protect wild Sumatran Tigers from illegal poachers.

Maneki is very affectionate towards her handlers, which is a big change from that little cub who enjoyed chewing on her handlers every chance she had.

 


Ranu

Ranu

Age: 13 Years (DOB 1/4/2004)

Sex: Male

Weight: 120kg (264lbs)

Now, here is a mischievous tiger!

Ranu pictures himself a little bigger than what he really is and is continually challenging the others around him, including the Bengal Tigers! Yes, he is cheeky and that is why we love him. Ranu is always the first to want to play or annoy one of the other tigers and boy does he push his luck!

You can tell Ranu apart from the other tigers as he has a stripe on his right front leg and lots of little freckles on his front left leg, also the shape of his face is slightly longer than the others.

Every tiger has their individual personality and the handlers learn how to adapt differently to each tiger. With Ranu, the handlers have to keep in mind that he is the boss and it is very important to be patient with him.

If Ranu isn't jumping on one of the Bengal Tigers, you can be sure he'll be running a muck in the pool with a toy!


Reggie

Reggie

Age: 1 Year (DOB 31/3/2016)

Sex: Male

Weight: 70kg (154lbs)

Reggie was born to Maneki and was the only cub born in her litter. Reggie spends most of his days playing with his cousins Scout and Delilah who were born two months earlier to Maneki's sister, Kaitlyn.

Out of the three cubs Reggie is the trouble maker, and even though he is smaller than Scout and Delilah, his huge personality means doesn't let his cousins push him around. Reggie is an affectionate cat that loves sitting on the handlers to demand a cuddle and scratch.

 


Scout

Scout
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Age: 1 Year (DOB 8/2/2016)

Sex: Male

Weight: 85kg (187lbs)

Our Sumatran tiger Kaitlyn gave birth to her second litter of cubs at the start of 2016, Scout and his sister Delilah! These two beautiful cubs soon became the talk of the Zoo with their playful personalities and extremely cute faces.

Just like his father Juma who lives at the Zoo, Scout is a really relaxed individual.

 


Singha

Singha

Age: 13 Years (DOB 1/4/2004)

Sex: Female

Weight: 89.6kg (197.12lbs)

Singha was the first female tiger to arrive at the Zoo; one of three Sumatran Tiger cubs born at Mogo Zoo in New South Wales. As a cub, Singha was a real show-off and was usually the first to finish her bottle of milk.

Singha is Indonesian for Lion. It was given to her by a member of the public in an auction to raise money for tiger conservation.

Singha is very quick and more athletic than the boys and loves to take part in any toy sessions or training. She is very independent and prefers to stay away from other tigers especially our sub-adults and she won't tolerate their games. Singha is very affectionate towards her handlers and loves to play around with them.