10 things you probably didn’t know about tigers

 

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

 

How many of these random tiger facts do you know? 

  • All tiger stripes are different, as unique as our fingerprints.

A tiger’s success rate for hunting is 10 percent.

  • Tigers are the largest of the cat species.

Four of the former nine subspecies of tigers are extinct in the wild.

  • There are currently more tigers living in people’s backyards, roadside zoos and traveling entertainment shows than are left in the wild.

Tigers can run up to 40 miles per hour.

  • Tigers are excellent swimmers and have been recoreded to swim up to seven miles in a single day.

Tigers are capable of hunting from the water.

  • Tigers are ambush predators. They prefer to wait for their prey to come as close as possible before they make a move to kill.

Tigers are typically solitary animals, but on a rare occasion, a group of tigers is called a streak.

Moki Tiger 

Carolina Tiger

Roscoe Tiger