Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tiger Subspecies

Here is a quick glance at tiger subspecies - some of their demographics etc:

Tiger DistributionRoyal Bengal Tiger

Weight: 450-650 lbs (Males)
205-400 lbs (Females)

Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India and Nepal.

Numbers in the Wild: 2500-3500

Indochinese Tiger

Weight: 320-440 lbs (Males)
230-320 lbs (Females)

Distribution: Burma, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Numbers in the Wild: 1100-1600

Malayan Tiger

Weight: 300-410 lbs (Males)
210-310 lbs (Females)

Distribution: Malaysia.

Numbers in the Wild: 600-800

Sumatran Tiger

Weight: 210-290 lbs (Males)
150-200 lbs (Females)

Distribution: Sumatra.

Numbers in the Wild: 400-500

Amur Tiger

Weight: 450-800 lbs (Males)
350-500 lbs (Females)

Distribution: Siberia.

Numbers in the Wild: 450-550

South China Tiger

Weight: 275-400 lbs (Males)
210-265 lbs (Females)

Distribution: Presumably extinct from the Wild.

Numbers in the Wild: None (only 59 tigers held in captivity!)

10 comments:

Catzee said...

Hiya! I'm furry happy to put ya in my linky collection. I putted ya as 'Cats.'
Ya got a furry inneresting bloggie. Keep up the good work!

Catzee said...

Pee Ess. Mom changed it to 'Caricature.'

Lady D said...

well, we have tiger too in my country , but unfortunately its almost extinct...what a pitty

anyway I favorite your blog at my technorati

Tara said...

Hi! I saw your comment on Mr. Hendrix blog and thought I'd stop by. Very intersting facts on big kitties!
Tara

caricature said...

thanx lady d. hope conservation is starting in your country to protect tigers. it's such a wonderful thing to be able to go see tigers in the wild in your own country.
thanx for the adds catzee and tara. keep visiting.

Rascal said...

I would be very happy to exchange links. Your approach to Cats is intelligent and informative. It's about time someone took us seriously. After all, Cats are the superior species.

Hardcorp said...

"Weight: 450-800 lbs (Males)
350-500 lbs (Females)"
These numbers are greatly exaggerated. For the last 30 years (at least) no one met wild siberian tiger weighing more then 500 lbs. Let alone 500 lbs tigress. All 800+ lbs tiger are overfed zoo specimens.
In fact, recent research by Wildlife Conservation Society showed, that average weight of wild siberian male is 180 kg, female - 122 kg. It would mean that bengal tiger is the largest one, contrary to popular belief.

Anonymous said...

hardcrop you are smart but not that smart the biggest tiger ever was a bengal but on avrege the amur tiger is the biggest amur (siberian) tiger

Anonymous said...

Hardcorp, WCS also admited to having a limited number of specimens with a weak gene pool. Another study was conducted by a team in the Sikhote Alin mountain range by Alan Rabinowitz, and thus gave an average of 660lbs for healthy males, and maybe greater depending on prey.

Anonymous said...

Hardcorp, WCS also admited to having a limited number of specimens with a weak gene pool. Another study was conducted by a team in the Sikhote Alin mountain range by Alan Rabinowitz, and thus gave an average of 660lbs for healthy males, and maybe greater depending on prey.

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