Indo-Chinese Tiger Pictures, Good pictures of Indo-Chinese Tigers, and detailed information on the species

Welcome to this section of our tiger pictures site. On this page you will find many good pictures of indo-chinese tigers. The Indo-chinese tiger is getting more and more rare as time goes by. We find it important to have good pictures of the indo-chinese tiger to remember him by if ever he becomes extinct. Feel free to use these pictures of indo-chinese tigers for school projects or other personal uses.

Here is some detailed information on the indo-chinese tiger.

The Indochinese tiger or Corbett's tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is a subspecies of tiger found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. Tigers in peninsular Malaysia, formerly classified as Indochinese, have recently been reclassified as a separate subspecies, Malayan tiger Panthera tigris jacksoni. The "Corbett's" name stems from the scientific name of the subspecies, Panthera tigris corbetti, which in turn is named in honor of Jim Corbett.

Indochinese tigers are very powerful. In Vietnam, there is a documented case of a large male that was killed in 1984 near the Vietnam-Laos border. This tiger, with a total length of 2.8 m (9 ft) and a total weight of about 250 kg (550 lb), had terrorized villages in its territory for a number of years before being killed. It had killed over ten buffaloes in the villages, despite the villager's attempts to stop it. Indochinese tigers prey mainly on medium- and large-sized wild ungulates. Sambar deer, wild pigs, serow, and large bovids such as banteng and juvenile gaur comprise the majority of Indochinese tiger’s diet. However, in most of Southeast Asia large animal populations have been seriously depleted because of illegal hunting, resulting in the so-called “empty forest syndrome” – i.e. a forest that looks intact, but where most wildlife has been eliminated. Estimates of its population vary between 1,227 to 1,785, but it seems likely that the number is in the lower part of the range. The largest population of the subspecies was formerly considered to be in Malaysia, where illegal poaching is strictly controlled. However, as of 2004, tigers in Malaysia have been reclassified as another subspecies of tiger, the Malayan Tiger. This effectively means that the actual number of Indochinese tigers is less than half of the above estimates.

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