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posted by Dave on Nov 12

Here is a picture of one of the Sumatran Tigers at the Honolulu Zoo.  The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of tiger subspecies (as compared to the Siberian Tiger which is the largest).  They average 8 feet in length and 265 pounds, females around 7 feet and 200 pounds.  Sumatran tigers small size allows it to move quickly through the jungle and its strip pattern help it hide in the tall grass.  Sumatran tigers are also adept and fast swimmers.  Their diet varies according to the habitat and availability of prey though at the zoo they get a nice assortment of fish, meat and poultry.  Sumatra tigers are critically endangered and there are estimated to only be 400-500 of them in the wild.  The Honolulu Zoo has three adult tigers females Djelita and Chrissie and male Berani (as seen in the photo fo the day).  There are also three cubs Malosi, Keahi and Tondi all male all oh whom are born in the Honolulu Zoo.

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