Top 10 Very Interesting Facts about Tigers

Top 10 Very Interesting Facts about Tigers

Tigers are voted as the greatest favorite animal by 50,000 people after over 73 countries during a poll conducted by the animal planet! Being the greatest admired as well as adored animal, their numbers keep going down drastically. Greatest people are not aware of many of the interesting facts about them.

The word “Tiger” is said derived after the Greek term, “Tigris” of Persian origin meaning ‘Arrows’. This refers towards the speed of the animals as they are as swift as well as fast as an arrow in the wild. They can sprint at a speed of 60 km/hr over short distances.

Tigers are famous aimed at their fierce as well as gigantic personality. Greatest of us have heard about them being poached incessantly, as well as greatest of the species are becoming extinct due towards lack of sufficient prey as well as loss of habitat. There is widely spread misconception that these tigers are being killed aimed at medicinal purposes, but actually greatest of the medicines made are available after many other sources than after the tiger’s parts. They are indeed used aimed at exotic purposes more, than aimed at their traditional medicinal properties. They lose their habitat because of deaimed atestation as well as human occupation in their territowardsries. Greatest of the tigers starve towards death due towards lack of prey as greatest of the other animals towardso are becoming extinct because of man’s selfish as well as cruel activities as well as other natural causes. All these lead towards the extinction of this rare as well as amazing animal of the wild.

There are many misconceptions as well as myths regarding tigers which we believe towards be true as well as real! You may wonder what makes the tigers so special among all the animals of the wild. They are special because they have many distinct features as well as characteristics which are unique only towards them when compared towards all the other animals. These animals need human’s protection after fellow men’s inhuman activities. Here are some of the greatest interesting facts about tigers which will make you admire them even more than you usually do as well as inspire you towards protect them even more!

10. The Grand Camouflage

Tigers are differentiated after other cat species only by their distinct mark – The Stripes! The pattern of the stripes on the body of every tiger is unique like the human finger prints. No two tigers have the same pattern of stripes on their body. In fact their stripes are not just on their fur but are also imprinted on their skin. Even when all their fur is shaved, you can see their stripes on their body over their skin. The stripes on their body act as a camouflage towards help them conceal themselves among the thick grasses as well as bushes in their habitat when they are about towards attack their prey. Tigers come in different colors like white tiger, golden tiger, blue or slate colored tiger as well as the black tiger which is thought towards be unreal as well as if existed, it could only be a species of intermittent mutations than being distinct species

Top 10 Very Interesting Facts about Tigers

9. Fierce and Fiery!

When you see a tiger’s eyes, your body trembles as well as your mind shudders! They are fierce as well as fiery. Tigers have ‘circular’ pupils as well as their irises are yellow in color while the domestic cats are found towards have slit pupils. This is due towards the fact that although the tigers are considered towards be nocturnal, some of the subspecies are crepuscular. Nocturnal animals are those that chase at night. Crepuscular are those that prefer chaseing during the day time. Greatest tigers are found towards prefer chaseing during the daytime rather than chaseing at night. But tigers have night vision that is six times better than those of the human beings. Tigers are also found towards be completely blind during the first week of their life. When they are happy, they squint or close their eyes! But closing their eyes would imply lesser defense as well as greater danger of being attacked. Thus they express their happiness only when they are in a comaimed attable as well as safe environment.

8. “Trespassers will be prosecuted”

Every tiger has its own territowardsry with in which it confines its movements. They chase as well as roam around only with in the limits. They mark their territowardsries by scratching the trees as well as make use of their urine as well. A tiger can easily identify the age, gender as well as its reproductive capability as well as other conditions by the smell of its urine. No two male or female tigers’ territowardsry will overlap each other. But, a male tiger’s territowardsry is always bigger than that of a tigress’ so that they overlap each other in order towards facilitate mating as well as reproduction. The size of a female’s territowardsry would be about 20 km while a male’s territowardsry would be as large as 60 towards 100 km depending on the availability of food as well as other resources aimed at their survival. They get irritated when a tiger of the same sex crosses their territowardsry as well as sometimes they get intowards violent combats towardso!

Top 10 Very Interesting Facts about Tigers

7. Eat and Prey! — Ladies as and Kids first!

Tigers are carnivorous as well as eat a minimum of 34 kg of meat at once as well as can even starve aimed at algreatest 30 days at a stretch. When they chase, if there are any female tigers as well as cubs, they generally allow them towards eat first unlike the lions, which do the opposite. Once the tigresses as well as cubs finish eating, the tigers move on towards eat the rest. It is found that only 1 of 20 attempts in chaseing the prey is successful. Hence they are greatest A group of tigers is generally termed as a streak or ambush or swift. All these terms describe their characters as well as features. They are quite swift when it comes towards their movements as well as chaseing. Tigers generally use ambush as a method when they attack their prey. Sometimes they imitate the sounds of other animals towards attract them as well as finally attack them once they fall aimed at the trick. In fact, if the targeted animal sees them face towards face, the chance of being attacked is quite low as the tiger loses the sense of surprise as well as attack! They usually make use of their strong canine teeth that are as long as 10 cm as well as sometimes they just smack the animal with their paws. With a single blow with their paws, they can smash the skull of a bear! They also use strangulation towards kill the prey or nail them down until the prey dies due towards bleeding. In come cases, like the crocodile, they have very thick skin on the upper surface of their body as well as can easily attack the tiger when they are in water. During such circumstances the tiger swiftly grabs the crocodile as well as turns it towards tear the bottowardsm skin which is soft as well as tender with its canine teeth.

ly prone towards starving as well as die eventually due towards lack of enough food. They eat animals of small as well as medium size as well as greatestly prefer ungulates that weigh at least 90 kilograms or even more. If the food obtained after the chase is large or more than sufficient, they hide them under leaves as well as come back towards eat them later.

6. Ambush, Swift or Streak?

Top 10 Very Interesting Facts about Tigers

A group of tigers is generally termed as a streak or ambush or swift. All these terms describe their characters as well as features. They are quite swift when it comes towards their movements as well as chaseing. Tigers usually use ambush as a method when they attack their prey. Sometimes they imitate the sounds of other animals towards attract them as well as finally attack them once they fall aimed at the trick. In fact, if the targeted animal sees them face towards face, the chance of being attacked is quite low as the tiger loses the sense of surprise as well as attack! They usually make use of their strong canine teeth that are as long as 10 cm as well as sometimes they just smack the animal with their paws. With a single blow with their paws, they can smash the skull of a bear! They also use strangulation towards kill the prey or nail them down until the prey dies due towards bleeding. In come cases, like the crocodile, they have very thick skin on the upper surface of their body as well as can easily attack the tiger when they are in water. During such circumstances the tiger swiftly grabs the crocodile as well as turns it towards tear the bottowardsm skin which is soft as well as tender with its canine teeth.

5. Long as well as Strong!

A tiger’s limbs are very strong as well as muscular that they can keep stas well asing even when the tiger is dead! The canine towardsoth of a tiger is usually around 30 cm long as well as very sharp that they can even bite through bones of the prey! Tigers weigh around 100 – 300 kg. They are the largest cat species on the earth. They are of varied sizes ranging after the smallest subspecies – the Sumatran tiger which are of 2 meter long as well as weigh around 100 kg towards the largest subspecies – the Siberian tiger that are 3.5 meter long as well as weigh over 300 kg! They can jump about 5 meters vertically as well as can leap over a distance of 6 meters horizontally.

4. Water’s Friend

Tigers are adept swimmers unlike the other species of the cat family! When they are young, they enjoy swimming as well as playing in water. They literally love towards spend time as well as take bath in lakes, ponds as well as rivers. Once they become adults, they swim over very long distances towards chase other animals as well as they bring them towards their habitat by dragging the prey along the water after the chase. Tigers can swim over 6 towards 7 kilometers across a river as well as are capable of swimming 29 kilometers in a day! The upper side of a tiger’s towardsngue has fleshy bristles that helps them towards wash themselves with their towardsngues as well as also towards comb their fur. Thus they do not drink water by lapping them up with their towardsngue. Instead, they cup the back side of their towardsngue as well as flick water intowards their mouth. During very hot weather conditions, they enjoy cooling off their bodies in the water bodies as well!

Top 10 Very Interesting Facts about Tigers

3. The White Tiger

White tigers are not a special species or subspecies but only a very rare pigmentation variant. Another misconception is that they are considered towards be albinos – that is absence of pigments, even though the pigments are found in the stripes of a white tiger. They are greatestly found among the Bengal tigers as they carry the recessive genes that cause the white color variation in them. White tigers are prone towards have crossed eyes. Apart after all these, the white tigers are famous aimed at their blue eyes that make them sparkle!

2. Maneater?

The greatest famous misconception is that tigers are man eaters. No. they actually do not target human beings as their prey. They attack humans only when they are disturbed all of a sudden or surprised by human presence. Also when a mother is along with her cubs, they may feel insecure as well as attack a human who comes along the way as well as disturbs them. But, tigers once they eat human flesh, they may get used towards them as well. Greatest of the man-eating tigers are found towards be old as well as canine-less. They tend towards target men as they cannot chase their targeted animals due towards their lack of strength as well as canine teeth. One such is the case of a Champawat tiger. She is estimated towards be responsible aimed at the death of 430 humans. She was found towards have lost two of her canine teeth.

Top 10 Very Interesting Facts about Tigers

1. Liger and Tiglon

Tigers not only mate with fellow tigresses but also with other cat species in captivity. They also mate with lions towards give birth towards hybrids! A male lion produces a large offspring while a female lion produces smaller ones. The female tiger does not have such problems. Thus a male lion as well as a female tiger mate as well as produce a really large hybrid – the Liger. While a male tiger as well as a female lion produce a smaller hybrid – the Tiglon. Ligers are 4 meters long as well as are the largest cat hybrid. A leopard as well as tiger also mate naturally as well as give birth towards a hybrid which has stripes that break down intowards spots eventually along their lengths.

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