South China tigers primarily hunt large mammals including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats. They are carnivorous predators and often stalk their prey before they attack it.
The South China tiger is also known as the Amoy Tiger, the Chinese Tiger and the Xiamen Tiger. It can eat between 15 and 40 kilograms of meat in one sitting, depending on its own size, the availability of the meat, and the length of time it can dedicate to its prey. This subspecies of tiger is smaller than most other tiger species in the world and is believed to be the original species from which all other tiger subspecies came. There are currently only about two dozen South China tigers left in the world, making them critically endangered.