The Sumatran Tiger is a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Sumatran Tiger is the smallest species of tiger meaning that the Sumatran Tiger is able to move through dense jungle with greater ease than it's larger cousins. The Sumatran Tiger is quite different in appearance to other tiger species as the stripes of the Sumatran tiger are narrower than those of other tiger species and they also have larger manes. Sumatran Tigers have slightly webbed paws which allows them to swim more efficiently after their prey. Today, due to habitat loss caused by deforestation, and hunting by human poachers, the Sumatran Tiger is considered to be a critically endangered species.
Modern estimates suggest that the current wild Sumatran Tiger population is as low as 400 to 500 individuals.