Sumatran tiger

With the Bali and Javan tigers going extinct, Sumatran tiger is only surviving tiger population on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is Indonesia is only remaining subspecies and it is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List due to its rapidly declining population. Despite the conservation efforts, its survival is constantly threatened because of habitation loss and poaching. One of the main contributors of habitat loss is the expansion of oil palm plantation that resulted in nearly 20 per cent of the loss.
Two Sumatran tigers have tested positive for COVID-19. They are believed to be IndonesiaÂ’s first cases of animals contracting COVID-19.

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