The Sumatran Tiger is one of the most severely endangered of the big cats, largely due to habitat loss and illegal hunting in Indonesia, so the sad state of affairs is that it is quite likely that these animals may no longer exist outside of zoos in about twenty years (like many of the big cats). The Sumatran and Malay tigers are much smaller than the Bengal and Siberian tigers, but I’m still sure you wouldn’t want to run into one of them hiking around.
Singapore Zoo has been the best zoo I have been to during my travels (I even liked it better than the San Diego Zoo!) Most of the animals at the zoo have fairly “natural” exhibits, which means they have a fair amount of space to roam around in.
The white tigers in this picture killed some suicidal keeper around November of 2008!
Out of all of the animals in the animal kingdom, the big cats are the ones I love the most.
This is a picture at the San Francisco Zoo of some Sumatran Tigers fighting, a picture that was made much more difficult because of the security procedures now in place because of the tiger attack a few years ago (fence, security glass, etc.).