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๏°°๏ FACTS ABOUT TIGERS ๏°°๏

Tigers are considered to be one
of the most fascinating creatures
out there in the world.
There is a great deal of
information to learn about them
so get ready to explore some
wonderful tiger facts. They will
help you to gain more insight
about the lives and even the
future for these animals.
1. Every single tiger in the world
has their own distinct pattern of
stripes.
This is one of the easiest ways to
tell them apart from each other.
These stripes are used to help
the tiger to hide in their natural
environment though so they can
sneak up on their prey.
2. They largest of the tiger
species is the Siberian Tiger.
3. There are 6 species of tigers
left in the world and 3 more are
known to be extinct.
The remaining 6 species of tigers
are all classified as endangered
species.
4. All species of tigers are
extremely territorial.
5. Tigers are loners.
They are loners with the
exception of when they are
courting, mating, or raising their
offspring.
6. Tigers are like arrows.
The word tiger means arrow and
the name came to be due to the
comparison between the speed
of the animal and an arrow.
7. Tigers are 2 million years old.
The oldest fossil remains of
tigers are believed to be about 2
million years old. They were
found in various areas of China.
8. Bengal Tigers are seriously
endangered.
There are believed to be less than
2,000 Bengal tigers left in the
world.
9. Tiger mix.
There are some types of hybrid
tigers out there. Most of them
have been breed in captivity
rather than engaging in this on
their own in the wild. What is
known as the liger is a cross
between a lion and a tiger. A
tigon is a cross of a female lion
and a male tiger. Most of the time
the males of these two hybrids
are sterile but the females can
breed successfully. The creation
of such hybrids is still very
common in zoos throughout
China.
10. White tigers are result of a
genetic mutation.
White tigers are extremely rare in
the wild. Both parents must have
a mutated gene in order for this
coloring to occur. They are often
bred for this coloring in zoos but
the result is a great deal of
inbreeding. This is why white
tigers are more likely to develop
severe health problems as well as
physical deformities than other
types of tigers.
11. The Maltese Tiger
The Maltese tiger which features
a black and blue coloring isn ’t
found in the wild. They are
genetically engineered in zoos
and other locations. Many people
mistake these types of tigers for
panthers due to their coloring.
12. Tigers are not easy to catch.
It may surprise you that these
calculated hunters only make the
kill in 1 out of every 20 attempts.
13. Tigers are great swimmers.
Tigers are excellent swimmers
and are often found during the
day relaxing in ponds, streams,
and rivers. They seek out water
to swim in where most others of
the cat family will avoid it.
14. Tigers are human killers
Tigers have killed more humans
than any other cat in the world.
15. Some Tigers are famous.
Tigger from the Winnie the Pooh
series is one of the most well
recognized tigers in the world.
Millions of dollars are made
annually from the sales of toys,
games, and shows featuring this
character.
16. Tigers are very popular.
The tiger was recently named the
favorite animal of people
through a poll conducted by
Animal Planet. The dog was the
animal closest to this top
ranking.
17. Tigers size depend on their
habitat
Tigers in the North are larger
than those in the South based on
their range of habitat and the
size of the prey they have
available to them. By the same
token tigers in the North have
lighter coloring than those living
in the South.
18. A tiger can leap forward up
to 33 feet at a time.
19. Tigers walk on their toes.
20. Tigers have retractable claws.


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