Sumatran Tiger Live Stream Webcam
Live streaming webcam of the Sumatran Tiger exhibit at the Topeka Zoo.
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a subspecies of tiger that is native to the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It is the smallest of all tiger subspecies and is critically endangered, with a population estimated to be less than 400 individuals in the wild.
Here are some key facts about Sumatran tigers:
Physical Appearance: Sumatran tigers have a distinctive appearance with a muscular body, a short coat of fur that is typically reddish-orange with black stripes, and a white belly. They have a broad head with powerful jaws and sharp teeth and claws for hunting.
Size: Adult male Sumatran tigers can weigh between 220-310 pounds (100-140 kilograms), while adult females are smaller, weighing between 165-243 pounds (75-110 kilograms). They have a body length of around 6-7.5 feet (1.8-2.3 meters) and a tail length of about 2.5-3.5 feet (0.8-1.1 meters).
Habitat: Sumatran tigers are found in a variety of habitats, including lowland forests, peat swamps, montane forests, and sometimes even in higher altitudes. They are known to have adapted to living in close proximity to human settlements due to habitat loss and fragmentation.
Behavior: Sumatran tigers are solitary and elusive animals, known for their stealth and agility in hunting. They are primarily nocturnal and spend much of their time patrolling and marking their territories. Sumatran tigers are excellent swimmers and are known to swim across rivers and lakes in search of prey.
Diet: Sumatran tigers are carnivorous and primarily feed on a variety of prey including deer, wild boar, and smaller mammals. They are also known to prey on birds, fish, and occasionally, primates.
Conservation Status: Sumatran tigers are critically endangered, facing numerous threats such as habitat loss due to deforestation, illegal logging, and conversion of forests for agriculture. They are also threatened by illegal hunting for their body parts, which are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine and for their perceived cultural significance. Conservation efforts, including protected areas, anti-poaching measures, and community-based conservation initiatives, are underway to protect and conserve the remaining population of Sumatran tigers.
About The Topeka Zoo
The Topeka Zoo, officially known as the Topeka Zoological Park, is a popular zoological park located in Topeka, the capital city of Kansas, in the United States. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to a diverse collection of animals from around the world.
The Topeka Zoo covers an area of approximately 80 acres and features a wide range of exhibits that showcase various species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Some of the notable exhibits at the Topeka Zoo include the African Savannah, Tropical Rainforest, Hill’s Black Bear Woods, Discovery Center, Lion’s Pride, and the Conservation Carousel.
The African Savannah exhibit is one of the largest exhibits at the Topeka Zoo, featuring species such as African elephants, giraffes, zebras, and ostriches in a spacious, naturalistic environment. The Tropical Rainforest exhibit showcases a variety of animals from tropical regions, including primates, birds, and reptiles, in a lush, indoor habitat.
The Hill’s Black Bear Woods exhibit provides a home for black bears, while the Discovery Center offers educational opportunities for visitors to learn about the importance of conservation and wildlife preservation. The Lion’s Pride exhibit houses African lions, and the Conservation Carousel is a popular attraction for children, featuring hand-carved animal figures that visitors can ride.
In addition to the animal exhibits, the Topeka Zoo also offers educational programs, events, and outreach activities, including summer camps, animal encounters, and conservation initiatives. The zoo is committed to wildlife conservation, education, and research, and participates in various conservation programs and initiatives to protect endangered species and their habitats.
The Topeka Zoo also includes amenities such as a gift shop, concessions, and picnic areas for visitors to enjoy during their visit. The zoo is open year-round, but hours of operation may vary depending on the season.