Interesting tiger facts

September 2, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

There were originally eight subspecies of tiger, the
Javan, the Bali, the Caspian, the Indochinese, the
Sumatran, the Bengal, the Siberian, and the South
China tiger.

The heaviest recorded tiger was a Siberian weighing in
at an amazing 1,025 pounds.

Most tigers have more than 100 stripes, and no two tigers have identical stripes.. A tiger’s stripes are like fingerprints – no two are alike.

The roar of a tiger can be heard more than a mile away.

An adult male tiger in the wild requires around one hundred and fifty kilograms of meat a month.

A tiger’s night vision is six times greater than a human’s and the placement of their eyes gives them a wide angle view.

Tigers may drag their prey to water to eat. They are commonly seen in the shade or wading in pools to cool off.

All White tigers are actually just Bengal tigers which have inherited 2 copies of a recessive gene controlling skin pigmentation.

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1 Response to Interesting tiger facts



June 21st, 2010 at 9:51 am

Tigers are vanishing from the Earth. Of eight subspecies, three — the Bali, Caspian and Javan tigers — have become extinct in the past 50 to 70 years. The remaining five subspecies — the Bengal or Indian, Indochinese, Siberian, South China and Sumatran tigers — are endangered and in serious jeopardy of following in the paw-prints of their brothers.

Tigers are also hunted illegally for parts, which are used in traditional Chinese medicines, and can fetch high prices on the black market.

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