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Endangered Tiger – Amoy Xiamen Tiger

The Amoy Tiger is a Southern Chinese tiger on the endangered animal list (near the top). I was inspired by its broad dark stripes, and the beautiful light fur around its face, and chest.

Female Xiamen, or Amoy tigers, reach maturity at the age of four years, while males do start to begin breeding until five years old. Gestation is approximately 103 days after mating, and litters can number between three and six. They weight between 1.5 to 4 lbs, and are not weened up they are about six months old. They leave their mother when they are 1.5 to 2 years old.

Amoy tigers are thought to be endangered because of deforestation, and manโ€™s activity has lessened their habitat. It is estimated the human population growth between the years of 1350 and 1900, have reduced Amoy tiger numbers.

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