38 things about tigers


1. Tiger is the largest member of the feline family; it can reach 3.5 meters in length and over 300 kg.

2. There were 9 tiger subspecies: Bengali, Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, Malaysian, Caspian, Javanese and Balinese, the last three missing, one disappearing in the wild and the rest disappearing;

3. At the beginning of the 1900s there were about 100,000 specimens of tigers; it is currently estimated to have remained around 3000-4500;

4. Every tiger in the world has its own stripe pattern, just as each person has unique prints;

5. The largest subspecies of tiger is the Siberian tiger;

6. The oldest tiger fossils have been discovered in China and are believed to have over 2 million years;

7. Due to the growing number of tigers, people began to mating tiger lions in captivity; The combination of tiger and lily is called Tiglon, and the combination of lion and tiger is called Liger;

8. Although it is one of the most feared animals on earth, it seems that a tiger makes a victim in 20 attempts;

9. Unlike most felines, tigers adore water; they are excellent swimmers and often relax during daytime in ponds, streams or rivers;

10. The most famous tiger in the world is Tigger, the cartoon character Winnie the Pooh;

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11. According to a poll conducted by Animal Planet, the tiger is the favorite animal of the people. Tigers received 21% of votes, 1% more than dogs;

12. Tigers can make jumps of up to 10 meters;

13. Unlike cats, the tiger has round pupils;

14. Most tigers have yellow eyes, but white tigers have blue eyes because of the genetic link between blue eyes and white fur;

15. Tigers mark their territory by scraping trees and urine;

16. A tiger can tell the age, genre and reproductive status of another tiger by the urine smell;

17. Although not adapted to darkness, tigers see the night six times better than humans;

18. Typically, tigers do not apply to other animals but only when they want to communicate with other remote tigers; a tiger who is preparing to attack rather maraie;

19. When more tigers are present around a leek, the males will wait for the females and chickens to eat the first time, unlike the lions, who do the opposite. Tigers almost never struggle with food, but wait for their turn;

20. The pattern of stripes on the forehead of a tiger resembles the Chinese symbol for "king", giving it a royal cultural status;

21. Females are fertile only four or five days a year, while they are mating. After 3 months, the tigress gives birth to 2 or 3 pups, who will be blinded in the first week of life;

22. The signs of a tiger's fur are also on the skin; therefore, a clipped tiger would have stripes;

23. The tiger prefers to hunt large animals through ambush. In some areas of India, people wear masks at the back of their neck so they will not be attacked by the tigers;

24. Tigers can not pour. To show her happiness the tigers are closing their eyes. This is because loss of vision reduces defense, so tigers (and many other felines) intentionally close their eyes only when they feel comfortable and safe;

25. The tiger can run at 60 km / h;

26. Tigers often mimic the sounds of other animals to attract prey;

27. Although most of the time tigers kill their prey with the 10 cm long thighs, sometimes they can also hit the front paws. One stroke is strong enough to break a bear's skull or break his back;

28. The saliva of the tiger is a good antiseptic. He licks his wounds to disinfect them;

29. The legs of the tiger are so muscular that it can remain standing even when dead;

30. As with other cats, the tiger's tongue is covered with bristles, so that when it is washed its comb and fur at the same time;

31. Tigers can live up to 25 years in both wild and captive;

32. Feline generally have a better memory than any other animal, including man; the short-term memory of the tiger lasts 30 times more than that of man; the memories of tigers are retained by powerful synapses, meaning that tigers remember a lot of information and do not forget as easily as a man;

33. The tiger is a solitary animal. They group together with other individuals just to hunt or care for a mother with chickens;

34. A tiger can consume up to 30 kg of meat at a meal, but averages around 5 kg;

35. It may take a few days for a tiger to finish eating all the prey. He eats until he saturates and then hides his hunted leaves and earth and returns when he is hungry again;

36. When it moves, the tiger retracts its claws in order not to leave traces;

36. A tiger's brain weighs about 300 grams; after the polar bear, has the greatest brain of all carnivores;

37. The tiger can be heard from a distance of 3 km; it is said that, from a small distance, the tiger's rag can paralyze a man's fear;

38. The diet of a tiger can range from frogs and rodents to large animals such as deer, buffalo or even bear.

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