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Tiger Facts

General Knowledge | 5-12 yrs | Animation, Video

19 Interesting Facts about Tigers you should know!

  1. Tigers are the biggest of all cat species.
  2. They can reach a length of up to 11 feet and weigh as much as 300 kilograms.
  3. Tigers generally live up to 10–15 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.
  4. Three of the nine subspecies of the modern tiger are now extinct. The remaining six are all classified as endangered species.
  5. The name ‘tiger’ is taken from the Greek word ‘tigris,’ which means a fast running animal.
  6. A group of tigers is known as a ‘streak’ or ‘ambush.’
  7. Tigers can run at a speed of 49-65 kilometres per hour.
  8. A tiger can leap up to a distance of 10 metres.
  9. Tigers are excellent swimmers and can swim up to 6 kilometres without taking a break.
  10. The canines of a tiger may be as long as four inches.
  11. Most tigers have more than 100 stripes.
  12. The patterns on tigers are unique to each animal and can be used to identify an individual tiger.
  13. White tigers have blue eyes while the others have yellow eyes.
  14. A tiger’s night vision is six times stronger than that of human beings.
  15. A male tiger’s territory can be five times larger than its female counterpart’s.
  16. You can hear a tiger roar over a mile away!
  17. A tiger can eat 100 pounds of meat a night!
  18. Tiger cubs are born blind and weak. Within eighteen months or so, they become powerful enough to make their own killing.
  19. When tigers are mated with lions, they give birth to hybrids known as tigons and ligers.

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