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the island of Sumatra is even smaller and darker. The tiger is a solitary animal, males and females coming together only at mating time, to share a kill, or to drink and rest at watering holes in areas with limited water. The litter numbers one to six cubs, which stay with the mother into their second year. The diet is varied, ranging from deer and cattle to frogs and fish; carrion is also eaten. The Bengal tiger inhabits grassy or swampy areas and forests, where it is well camouflaged by its coloration. Those living on islands have almost disappeared. Tigers have been hunted to near extinction by poachers in many Asian countries. Tiger body parts are sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine and exotic recipes. All subspecies of the tiger have been declared endangered.