Indochinese Tiger Facts for Kids

The Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is mainly found in the southwestern China, Myanmar, and Thailand. The tiger’s population is declining very quickly and scientists estimate that there are less than 350 Indochinese tigers living in the tropical forests. Scientists have not seen any wild tiger for the last 20 years.

The Indochinese tiger was recognized as a separate subspecies in 1968.

Unlike in Bengal tigers the stripes in the Indochinese cats are not only relatively shorter they are also numerous.

Male tigers weigh as much as 150 to 195 kg (331 to 430 lb) whereas female averages 100 to 130 kg (220 to 290 lb). Males are only slightly bigger than females. The average length of a male is about 2.55 to 2.85 m (8.4 to 9.4 ft) and females 2.3 to 2.55 m (7.5 to 8.4 ft).

Tigindochinese tiger facts for kidsers mostly eat sambar deer, gaur, wild pigs, hog deer, porcupines, hog badgers, water buffaloes, banteng, and macaques.

Indochinese cats occur in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

They are one of the most reproductive of tigers. Females can lay as many as seven cubs at a time.

The tiger makes its habitat in tropical broadleaf forests, deciduous forests, as well as in subtropical moist broadleaf forests. They also live in mountains, hills, and grasslands.

Indochinese tigers can live up to 15 or 26 years.

Habitat loss is a major threat to the Indochinese cats.

Indochinese tigers are listed as critically endangered species.