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The tiger is the largest feline in the world, with the tiger growing to around 2.5 metres in length. The tiger is the most powerful of all the big cats, and is native to east and southern Asia. The tiger is feared by most human beings who inhabit settlements within the tiger's territory.

There are six different subspecies of tiger which are the Bengal tiger, tiger, the Indochinese tiger, tiger, the Malayan tiger, tiger, the Sumatran tiger, tiger, the Siberian tiger and the South China Tiger. The white tiger tiger is actually a Bengal tiger tiger and is therefore not a subspecies itself.

The average tiger weighs around 300kg and a tiger can stretch its body (and tail) to roughly 4 metres. Tigers hunt snakes, boar, buffalo, crocodiles, deer, leopards and camels and are extremely effective at catching their prey due to their silent, stalking approach and their powerful bodies.

The tiger can reach speeds of up to 90km an hour, making the tiger extremely fast. Tigers have even been known to conflict with rhinos and elephants with the tiger generally winning.

Tigers are generally orange with black stripes although it's common to get tigers with white and sandy coloured markings. The white tiger tiger is a rare type of tiger, with bright white fur and black stripes, these tigers occur from a genetic mutation when in the mother tiger's womb. It is not certain that these white tigers tigers will produce white offspring, many white tigers tigers have been known to produce orange cubs.

Today the tiger is a near endangered species with only a handful still roaming the Asian jungles. The tiger is still a completely dominant predator in it's environment particularly due to their extreme power, and ability to run, swim, jump and climb trees very effectively.

The tiger is a highly adaptable animal with the tiger's territory ranging from Siberia, to open grasslands and tropical mangrove swamps in central and south-east Asia. The tiger is also an extremely territorial animal and the tiger is generally a solitary animal.

Due to the tiger's size and the tiger's want to be solitary, the tiger often requires large areas of habitat that can support the tiger's prey demands. Because of the tiger's need for a large territory mixed with the fact that the tiger is native to some of the more densely populated places on earth, has meant that there have been significant conflicts between tigers and humans.

Tigers usually mate from November to April and after a gestation period of just over 3 months, the female tiger gives birth to 2 or 3 tiger cubs. When the tiger cubs are first born they are blind and extremely vulnerable. By the time the tiger cubs is around 18 months old, it is able to hunt for itself. Tiger cubs are known to grow rapidly and can put on 100 g of weight every day. The tiger cubs usually stay with their mother until they are between 2 and 3 years old and the tiger cubs are then big enough and strong enough to venture out into the jungle to live a life of solitude.


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Bosnian Bosanski
Tigar
 
Bulgarian български език
Тигър
 
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Czech Cesky
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Dutch Nederlands
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French Français
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Hebrew עִבְרִית
טיגריס
 
Hungarian Magyar
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Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia
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Italian Italiano
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Japanese 日本語
トラ
 
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Limburgian Limburgs
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Malay Bahasa Melayu
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Maltese bil-Malti
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Polish Polski
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Portuguese Português
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Romanian Româna
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Tiger Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Mammalia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Carnivora
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Felidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Panthera
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Panthera Tigris
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Mammal
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2.8-3.3m (9-11ft)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
267-300kg (589-660lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
96km/h (60mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
18-25 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Endangered
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Orange, Black, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Fur
Favourite Food:Deer
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Dense tropical forest
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
3
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Human
Special Features:Striped fur and powerful body

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Bengal TigerBengal Tiger
The most numerous species of tiger!
Indochinese TigerIndochinese Tiger
Now thought to be extinct in China!
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The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!
Malayan TigerMalayan Tiger
Found in less-dense jungles!
Siberian TigerSiberian Tiger
Also known as the Amur tiger!
South China TigerSouth China Tiger
There are less than 20 in the wild!
Sumatran TigerSumatran Tiger
The smallest species of tiger!