Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tiger facts

TigerHere are some interesting facts about tigers...

1. Tigers are the largest naturally occurring species of cats.

2. Of tiger subspecies, the Siberian Tiger is the biggest cat that can weigh well up to eight hundred pounds.

3. Tigers are very beautiful and their striped coat makes for ideal camouflage.

4. A tiger's stripes are like fingerprints - no two are alike. In fact the stripes' pattern is often used to identify individual tigers in the wild.

5. In India paw prints or pug marks are often used by local wildlife officials to identify individual tigers. However, this technique is now deemed to be flawed since an individual tiger may leave several different types of paw prints depending on its speed and terrain.

6. Tigers are largely solitary cats and are most active between dusk and dawn.

7. Tigers are largely muscular and rely on stealth and power to bring down a prey rather than speed. Like other big cats most tiger ambushes are unsuccessful.

8. Tigers are perhaps the most notorious big cat for man-eating. In fact the single greatest man-eater is history is believed to be the Champawat Tigress who killed over four hundred thirty people in India decades ago until she was finally killed by the great Jim Corbett.

9. Tigers are highly ferocious and unlike the laid back male lion, it's never wise to turn your back to a tiger even in captivity. Even seasoned zoo keepers report tigers assume a stalking position and prepare to strike when they turn their back to them in the cage.

10. Tigers have suffered greatly at the hand of humans for their beauty and majestic appeal - they have been hunted nearly to extinction in most of their former territories - the largest pool is now in India where recent reports suggest there may be as few as fifteen hundred of the Bengal tigers remaining.

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

12. If Chinese traditional medicine makers were to stop using animal parts - tigers, rhinos and many other endangered animals would benefit greatly.

13. One of the best places for watching tigers in the wild is the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh - central India - a place which I plan to visit some time next year.

45 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is fascinating to learn about how tigers hunt and such. I think they are amazing cats.

Nicholas said...

Beautiful creatures. Thanks for those interesting facts.

Catzee said...

Wow! I'm furry impressed wif tigers. But I betcha them isn't as fas' as me.

Marip said...

This is really good information but it is alittle difficult to read because there are lots of grown up words.

But it was great.

Marip said...

I think that it was really good information but it was difficult understand because there are many grown up words.
But i still need to know about what it mean because i need to write about it for my school project.

SO ya.

Cats said...

Sorry Marip - I'll try to use simpler language in the future! Thanks for stopping by :)

Anonymous said...

Who ever kills tigers SUCKS!Who would kill such a beautiful creature. :(

Anonymous said...

Good Facts

Anonymous said...

Good Facts! I hope tigers won't become extinct.

Anonymous said...

I know who would kill such a BEAUTIFUL creature?! But i love tigers and thankz for ther facts! They rawk! I know i will get an A in my report! Thanks again!

~RAWR~

Anonymous said...

good interensing notes

Anonymous said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh

mckenna said...

thankyou i preety much new all of that hehehehhehehehehehehehehehehhheh

mckenna said...

i luv tigers but hate poachers save the tigers kill the poachers

Anonymous said...

i have only 3 top cats .......tigers are one of them grrrrrrrr

Anonymous said...

thanks for the facts! i wish people could stop hunting them down though D:

Tigress said...

how dare people kill such beautiful and wonderful creatures! They should be ashamed of there self!

Anonymous said...

it was a lot of good facts in it

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous believes need to be extinct, not these animals.
Once it stops, the poaching ends.

shosta said...

hi every1 im writing a speech on a wild cat which 1 do u think i should pick i just cant decide there all just so beautiful

shosta said...

should i do it on snow leopards

Anonymous said...

i like tigers and they are such wonderful aimals keep it up (i love this comment thing)

Anonymous said...

hahahahaq it worked yaaaa love tigers

Anonymous said...

coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

sara said...

Great! Such interesting facts about tigers.FABOULOUS

Anonymous said...

l love tigers....i dont know y??? lol=D

nacori said...

awwh !

Anonymous said...

what

Anonymous said...

I am doing a 5 to 7 page research paper and i think that this helped me out alot! haha and stop saying lol just put haha i dont know why people lol its just plane out weird!

Anonymous said...

nice but i found half of youre facts on a different website you copyer ggggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr so that means you did not come up with them and youre problably a wierdow in real life

Anonymous said...

and my name is doopy youre facts are horifying like anonymous said there from a different website i cheched them all out and they where on a different website bye looser looser looser hahahahahaha just kidding youre facts are awsome i think youre website is great

Anonymous said...

Tigers R Cool

Anonymous said...

i love tiger

Anonymous said...

cool information bro.

Anonymous said...

sick that gave me an A+ on my assignment at school and by the way i am in grade 4

Anonymous said...

i alredy new all of that heres a fact lots of you people did not no in 1900s british colonist had tiger hunting as a sport they would go out for a tree week hunt an somtimes the killed up to 50 tigers in one hunt an in china goverment encouraged farmers to kill them cause they was scared tigers would eat the crops an there livestock but in 1977 they looked at the situation an they made tigers a endagered speicese but people still kill them cause in china they use tiger as a tradition to cure desises such as malaria an so on......this is faces people need to no not how much they eat tell them how to save them here if you really care for tigers look up tigers or tolitt paper

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

@12 - fuckin chinese is there a scientific proof that traditional medicines made from animals work??? i'd spend money and effort to save an animal like a tiger. but i wouldnt even look if a chinese is dying infront of me. give them dose of their own medicine. i saw a sickening video of little girl who got ran over by a truck in a busy market lookin place in china. i believe close to 20 people walked past this little girl and no one helped her. some said people are too busy to stop and help a dying little girl... fuck chinese! and their fucking medicine! save the tigers!

Anonymous said...

bad anonymous
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Anonymous said...

There so intresting and so helpful on my tiger homework.There good on facts I would recermend these to any people from all ages, they tell you some of the most important facts you need to know.

Anonymous said...

I love tigers there so cute and adoribale

Anonymous said...

good intresting notes for everyone to injoy.

Anonymous said...

wow its truely amazing

ashleigh holt said...

weird how theres no two stripes alike. so does that mean theres three alike.

Anonymous said...

i like tiggers

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