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The smallest of the tigers
And what an advantage it is.
There are 6 subspecies of tigers. But how do you recognise the Sumatran tiger? Three characteristics differentiate it from its cousins.
First, this subspecies is the only one with large white patches of hair on its cheeks. Second, its coat is much darker, allowing it to pass through the vegetation of its habitat unnoticed. Finally, the Sumatran tiger is the smallest of all the tigers still living on our planet. This feature proves particularly advantageous when moving through the dense forests of Sumatra, the island to which it is endemic.
The Beauval Nature association
For the past 10 years, the Beauval Nature association has joined forces with field workers to support them in their primary mission of species conservation. Beauval works closely with numerous conservation and research programmes around the world to study and protect endangered species. This everyday action takes place in order to protect our biodiversity.
Jambi and Asu, purr-fect together
Jambi, the tigress, is a queen of camouflage. She often hides amongst the vegetation in her enclosure. Be patient if you wish to see her; her beauty will be a just reward.
Asu, her companion, is very curious: he likes to observe visitors and seduce them with his piercing gaze.
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