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The biggest of the cat family; Skin/fur - tawny gold with black stripes, but white for a mutation variety. Distribution: northern India (Bengal Tiger); Siberian & Manchuria (Amur Siberian Tiger).

Normal Weight: 200-250 kg (male); 130-170 kg (female)
Gestation Period: 109-207 days
Life span: 8-10 yrs (20 yrs in captivity)
Habitat: Dense forest and lush grassland (Bengal); Boreal forests (Siberian)

Status: Endangered (Bengal); Critically endangered (Siberian)
White Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) National Zoo(USA), 1977(all died)
Amur (Siberian) Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
National Zoo, 1986
White Tiger, Toronto Zoo, 1991 (died)

The largest of 4 species of tapirs. Features: a flexible proboscis, 4 toes on front foot & 3 toes on hind foot; poor eyesight, excellent hearing & sense of smell. Once found throughout the tropical lowland - Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Laos & Vietnam.

Weight: 250-300 kg
Gestation Period: 390-403 days
Life Span: 30 yrs in the wild & captivity
Habitat: Forested swamp, lowland hill forest, primary rainforest

Status: Vulnerable (2004)
Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus) Toronto Zoo, July 2007
Found in two main regions of the world. Grouped into the Old World monkeys in Africa and Asia and the New World monkeys in Mexico and Latin America.

Gestation Period: 4-8 months, depending on species. Life span: 10-50 years, species depending.

Status: Not protected.
Monkey Canton Zoo(China), 1979
Found in Indonesia and Malaysia; distributed in Sumatra and Borneo.

Weight: 50-90 kg (male); 30-50 kg (female)
Life span: 35 yrs (60 in captivity)
Habitat: Tropical rainforest

Status: Critically endangered (Pongo abelii); endangered (Pongo pygmaeus)
Orangutan (Pongo spp) National Zoo(USA), 1977

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National Zoo(USA), 1977 Toronto Zoo(Canada, 2007
Asian Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis)
The one-horned Indian or Asian rhinos distributed in northern India, Bhutan and Nepal.
Weight: 1800-2700 kg
Reproduction: The female has the first born between 6 and 8 yrs. The single calf born in the interval of every 3 years
Life span: 47 years in captivity
Habitat: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, shrub lands

Status: Endangered
Exists since Pleistocene epoch. Distributed in south and eastern Asia. Features: smaller ears; no tusks in female.

Weight: 2700-5000 kg
Gestation Period: 20-22 months
Life span: possible to live to 60 yrs old in the wild
Habitat: Tropical forest

Status: Endangered
Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Canton Zoo(China), 1979

Distributed in Sichuan, Gansu & Shaanxi provinces in southwestern China. Logo of panda used by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Weight: 114-140 kg (male), 55-100 kg (female) Gestation Period: 95-160 days
Life span - 35 years (in captivity)
Habitat: Temperate broadleaf & coniferous forests

Status: Endangered. Population: 1,600 in the wild (2004)
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Canton Zoo (China), 1979
Asian black bear also known as Moon Bear. The cousin of America Black Bear; larger in size.

Weight: 100-220 kg(male); 50-125 kg(female)
Reproduction: Much unknown. Mating April-June
Life span - 30 yrs in captivity; unknown in the wild
Habitat: Temperate mountain forests

Status: Vulnerable in the wild; game and farm animals, sought for bile and paws.
Asian Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus) Canton Zoo (China), 1989
Distributed through India and Sri Lanka; Reported in Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Weight: 80-140 kg(male); 53-95 kg(female)
Reproduction: Mating, April-June; gestation period about 210 days
Life Span: 20-25 yrs (40 in captivity)
Habitat: Dry and wet forests

Status: Vulnerable. Almost extinct in Sri Lanka.
Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) National Zoo(USA), 1986

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