The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of the tiger subspecies as compared to the Siberian tiger which is the largest. Sumatran male tigers average 8 feet in length (2.4 meters) from head to tail and weigh about 265 pounds (120 kilograms). Females average 7 feet in length (2.2 meters) and weigh about 200 pounds (90 kilograms). The smaller size of the Sumatran tiger makes it easier to move quickly through the jungle.
- Webbing between their toes, when spread, enables the Sumatran tiger to be very fast swimmer.
- The tiger is one of only two cats that enjoys being in water (the other is South America’s jaguar).