Do Tigers Live in Tropical Rainforests?
Two subspecies of tigers primarily live in a rainforest habitat: the Sumatran tiger and the Bengal tiger. Tigers live in a wide range of habitats, but most species prefer locations with dense vegetation, including rainforests.
Both the Sumatran tiger and the Bengal tiger are indigenous to southeast Asia. The Sumatran tiger lives only on the island of Sumatra. It is so highly adapted to the wet jungles of the island that its paws are slightly webbed, enabling it to swim more effectively. The Bengal tiger is more widespread, with populations in China and Nepal, but it is mainly found in India. It is not as specialized as the Sumatran tiger, and its habitat includes drier forests, scrub land and even grassland, as well as tropical rainforests.