The Sumatran Tiger
The Sumatran Tiger is critically endangered. Their natural habitat is the Indonesian forest. Poaching, economic development, habitat loss and rising human population have all lead to a rapid decline of the species. There are about 400 left in the world.
There are a lot of breeding programmes to help boost the Sumatran population and so far these has been some success, however, the breeding base has become quite narrow and this may pose problems for future programmes.
Usually tigers have three to four young and the females go into labour approximately ninety five days after mating.
This tiger cub is the latest to be born with the Perth Zoo breeding programme.
This is the new baby tiger at the Perth Zoo.