Meet the Tigers of Bali Safari!
Tigers are as majestic as they appear.
The tiger is the largest member of the "big cat" species, as it can weigh up to 350kg. There are 6 subspecies of tigers in the world - Malayan tiger, South China Tiger, Indochinese Tiger, Sumatran Tiger, Bengal Tiger, and Siberian Tiger.
They usually hunt for food in the late afternoons or at night for larger prey like wild pigs, deer, and, at times, monkeys and even frogs. Tigers need to feed on up to 27 kilograms of meat in one night, but more often they consume up to 6 kilograms of meat during a meal. Meet the tigers of Bali Safari!
Tiger (Panthera tigris) of Bali Safari
In the past, Indonesia had three subspecies of tigers: Bali, Java, and Sumatran tigers. The Bali tiger was extinct in the 1930s and Java tiger in 1970s. Today, fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers exist. The last of Indonesia's tigers are holding on for survival against deforestation, poaching, and human-tiger conflicts. When humans interfere with the ecosystem, animal habitats are inevitably affected. This has tragically happened and is currently happening to Sumatran tigers, elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.
Bali Safari Park's conservation team is actively involved in efforts to build breeding centers equipped with a genome resource bank to prevent further extinction.