Things you didn't know about Tigers

Things you didn't know about Tigers

The animal of the tiger in Many cultures is considered as a symbol of strength and courage. It is also known as a mammal of the Felidae family and its scientific name is Panthera tigris. 

The tiger is deemed a large cat, which includes in addition to the tigers both: lions, lions American or Cougars, Jaguars and Spotted Leopards due to its size, power, and predatory skills. 

Informations about the Tigers Size and shape :

The tiger is the largest wild cat in the world, and it has a reddish-orange coat with dark stripes, the length of its tail is about 0.9 m, and its average weight is 204 kg, equivalent to the total weight of eight children at ten years of age, The height of his height is about 0.9 m, and the length of his teeth is about 10 cm. It has claws the length of which is equivalent to the length of the house keys. The Siberian tiger is the largest tiger, and it is also called (Amur), and its length is 3.3 meters, and it weighs 300 kg according to National Geographic, while the smallest tiger is a Sumatran tiger that grows to a length of 1.5-3.7 m, and its weight ranges between 65-305 kg according to a zoo Woodland Park. Habitat Tigers live in the continent of Asia, and large breeds such as the Siberian tiger tend to live in the cold northern regions such as eastern Russia and northeastern China, while smaller breeds live in warmer southern countries such as India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. 

The tiger lives in pastures, savannahs, in arid forests, and in flooded mangroves, tropical forests, and pine forests, depending on subspecies according to the San Diego Zoo. 

Foods which Tigers like :

All tigers are carnivores, and most of the tiger's diet consists of large prey such as pigs, deer, rhinoceroses, or young elephants. Upon predation, tigers grasp the neck of their prey with their jaws to strangle them, although the tigers are considered fierce animals. In hunting, however, it sometimes fails, as around 90% of its hunting attempts fail, according to the Woodland Park Zoo. 

Tigers Social behavior :

Things you didn't know about Tigers

Tigers live individually, with the exception of mothers and their cubs who live together, where the tigers roam individually across large areas, the size of which is determined by the abundance of food, and the tigers do not guard these areas, but they determine their range through urine and feces during a period of days or weeks; to inform The other tigers say that this area is reserved. 

Reproduction The readiness of a tiger is declared for mating by issuing sounds and smells, and there is no fixed and fixed season for reproduction, although mating often occurs in the winter season, and the cubs are born after a pregnancy period of more than three months, and the female leopard gives birth to three or four cubs at a time, She cares for her until she is one and a half years old, and the size of these cubs quadruples during the first month of life. 

Females may give birth to up to seven cubs at a time, sometimes according to the San Diego Zoo, and the cub at birth weighs only one kilogram, and usually only two of them survive because the mother is forced to leave her while hunting, and she cannot also kill Prey are sufficient to feed many of them. Most cubs usually do not live for more than two years. 

The lion cubs grow quickly, and at the age of 8 weeks the cubs become ready to learn how to hunt, go out on hunting trips with their mother, and at the age of two they set out to live on their own, and the mother gives birth to a new group of them, and the tigers usually live between the ages of 14-18 years, as the cubs grow Males are faster than females and tend to leave her mother ahead of females. 

Subspecies There are five subspecies of tigers at the present time: the Bengal tiger, the South China tiger, the Indochinese tiger, the Sumatran tiger, and Siberian or Amur tiger, and there are three subspecies that have become extinct from the tigers: the Caspian tiger, the Bali tiger, and the Yawan tiger (English: Javan). 

General facts about the tiger animal : 

Each tiger has a different line from the other on its body, similar to the fingerprint of a person. The tail helps the tigers to maintain balance.

Tigers have a great ability to swim and can cut rivers and lakes of 6-8 km in width, according to the Woodland Park Zoo. 

Lions and tigers are very similar. If their hair was shaved, for example, no one would be able to distinguish them because their body structure was very similar, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Less than 100 years ago, tigers could have been found throughout Asia, and hunting and citizen loss had put them at risk, and their purity today has decreased to about 7% of its previous size. The tiger can reach a speed of about 65 km/hour, although it is large and heavy in weight.

The Indian tiger or Bengal, whose scientific name is P. Tigris, is the most numerous of tigers, and it represents about half of all tigers in the world. The tigers that live in the northern regions are larger than those that live in the southern regions.

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