Coordinator: Tara Harris, Minnesota Zoo
Vice Coordinator (program contact): Karen Goodrowe Beck, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
The Sumatran Tiger SSP is a Yellow SSP program. This designation indicates that the Sumatran Tiger SSP population consists of more than 50 individuals but is currently unable to retain >90% gene diversity over 100 years.
Program statistics, 2012
Number of participating institutions: 27
Population size: 74
Target population size: 150
Number of founders: 16
Gene diversity retained: 89.6%
Percentage of pedigree known: 100%
Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) are native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Fewer than 500 wild individuals are thought to remain.