03 June 2011

Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)

Sumatran tiger is an endangered animal because it is only inhabited in the Sumatran rain forest. Sumatran tiger is one of six sub-species of tigers that still survive today and are included in the classification of critical wildlife threatened with extinction (critically endangered) in the red list of threatened species released by the IUCN World Conservation Institute.
Panthera tigris sumatrae
About 400-500 wild Sumatran tigers were believed to exist in 1998, but their numbers have continued to decline. According to the RSPB in March 2008 there were approximately 300 Sumatran Tigers remaining in the wild. 

Illegal logging and deforestation resulting from the production of palm oil is a major threat to the Sumatran Tiger. Five years from now, possible that we will not seeing Sumatran tiger in the wild, following the Javan tiger and Bali tiger who declared extinct

If you want to meet him directly in the wild (with big lucky) you can visit to Indonesia in Gunung Leuser National Park. This National Park as well as habitat for Sumatran orangutan, so it can be concluded that this park as a endangered animal