Tigers
BEHAVIOR

Tigers typically live alone. Tiger cubs will stay with their mothers until they are about 2 years old, then they’ll go off and find their own territories. They are primarily nocturnal hunters, when they have a better chance of sneaking up on their prey. Tigers are excellent swimmers and some have been known to spend the majority of their day in the water. They are also very skilled at hunting from the water.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Orange, reddish orange, or pale orange coats that are patterned with black stripes
  • Each tiger’s strips are unique
  • White bellies and white around their muzzles
  • White spots on the backs of their black ears (a trait that all spotted wild cats have, which helps them communicate with their young)

WHERE WE LIVE

Tigers live in a variety of habitats, including swampy mangroves, dense forests, rocky country, and woodlands. They prefer having cover to hide behind as they ambush their prey.

WEIGHT
Tiger
350 – 600 pounds

 

 

Piano
500 pounds
LENGTH
Tiger
8 – 12 feet long

Car
14 feet long

Bonus
Tiger
Jump 10 feet in the air

 

 

Basketball Goal
10 feet tall
WHAT WE EAT

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

  • Deer
  • Wild Boar
  • Water Buffalo
  • Antelope
  • Sloth Bears
  • Leopards
  • Domestic Cattle

Tigers who were sick, old or injured have been known to kill humans

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Tigers are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and palm oil plantations each year.
  • Poaching
    Many people view dead tigers as extremely valuable, using every part of their bodies in some way.

    In the last 100 years, the population of wild tigers has dropped from 100,000 to 3,200.

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