Ten fun facts about Tigers


Fact 1
Tigers are loners except when they mate or raise offspring. Their territories can overlap those of female tigers. They spray urine and gland secretions to demarcate their territories on bushes or trees.

Fact 2
The largest animals are the Siberian subspecies which weigh around 225 kg. Females are smaller than males.

Fact 3
A tigerís night vision is six times more powerful than that of humans. They have round pupils with yellow irises that blaze back ambient light at night.


Fact 4
The life span of a tiger in the wild is about 10 Ė 15 years and roughly 26 years when held in captivity.

Fact 5
Their muscles enable them to leap 10 yards or jump 1.5 m in the air to catch their prey. Tigers are agile and capable of moving stealthily and silently.

Fact 6
A tigerís teeth are10 times bigger than our largest tooth. The Canines are fully developed within 16 months. They start making their kills when they are about 18 months.

Fact 7
These animals eat about100 lbs of meat at a time and can swim and dive underwater.

Fact 8
In addition to their wild prey, tigers will also eat monkeys, fowls, frogs, tortoises, porcupines and deer.

Fact 9
The gestation period is about 103 days and the females can give birth to up to 7 cubs at a time.

Fact 10
A tiger has about 100 stripes and the pattern of stripes on one tiger is quite unique from any other.


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Have been around for 2 million years but considered an endangered species with only about 4,000 surviving in the wild today.



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