Tiger Facts | Amazing Facts about Tiger: The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard. Here are few amazing facts about Tiger:

Tiger Facts

  • There are more tigers privately owned by U.S. citizens than in the wild worldwide.
  • The tiger’s stripes are not only found on their fur, but also on their skin.
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A Tiger looking for its prey!

  • Contrary to popular belief, there are no wild tigers in Africa. Only in Asia.
  • White tigers are prone to have crossed eyes (strabismus).
  • Tigers can, and will, take counterattack on those who have wronged them.
  • Tigers can eat up to 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of meat in one night.
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Huge Tiger

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  • 100,000 wild tigers roamed Asia a century ago, but today their numbers have fallen to around 3,200 due to poaching.
  • More Siberian tigers are living in captivity than in their native habitat.
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Siberian Tiger

  • Tigers were declared extinct in Cambodia in 2016.
  • Tiger cubs are vulnerable in their first few months, with mortality as high as 50%.
  • The life span of tigers in the wild is thought to be about ten years. Tigers in zoos live twice as long.
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Zoo Tiger

  • There were once nine subspecies of the tigers: Bengal, Siberian, South Chinese, Indochinese, Sumatran, Malayan,  Javan,  Caspian, and Bali. The last three are extinct, one is extinct in the wild, and the rest are endangered.

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Tiger Hunting Facts

  • Between 1800 and 2009, tigers killed an estimated 373,000 humans.
  • Tigers wait until dark to hunt. Their night sight is six times greater than that of people.
  • Tigers are the only predators known to regularly prey on adult bears.
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A Tige Carrying its Prey!

  • Less than 10% of tiger’s hunts end successfully.
  • One tiger alone killed 430 people in Nepal and India in the 19th century.

Unknown Facts about Tiger

  • Cats share 95.6% of its DNA with tigers.
  • The tiger is the largest wild cat in the world, weighing up to 720 pounds (363 kg), and stretching 6 feet (2 meters) long.
  • White tigers carry a gene that is only present in around 1 in every 10,000 tigers.
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White Tiger

  • Tigers that breed with lions gives birth to hybrids known as “tigons” and “ligers.”
  • Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet.

Amazing Tiger Facts

  • A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as 1.8 miles (3 km) away.
  • The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.
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Bengal Tiger

  • All cats, including tigers, have a different scent connected with them due to their individualized scent glands.
  • Unlike lions, tigers live solitary lives and mark their territories to keep others away.
  • A dead adult male tiger can sell for US$10,000 or more on the black market.
  • The stripes on the tiger are unique, like human fingerprints.
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Tiger Facts

These are the various Tiger Facts which we all should know.

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