Fun facts and pictures about tigers

Enjoy some awesome pictures and amazing facts about the world's largest cats!

 

 

 

1. What are tigers?

 

The tiger is the largest cat that has ever walked the face of the Earth

 

The Tiger (or in its scientific name: Panthera tigris) is first of all, a mammal. It belongs to the Felidae (or cat) family, and is considered as one of the four "big cats". As a matter of fact, it is the biggest cat on the face of earth!  

 

 

 

2. How baby tigers are born?

Baby tiger

 

Tiger cubs are born really small. They only weigh about 2 pounds each (1 kilo) and are born blind and absolutely helpless. Their mother raises them on her own. She carries them from one shelter to another by grabbing them by the nape, and tries to make sure they are safe while she goes hunting.

3. Are tigers vicious and cruel?

Tiger growls

 

Emotions such as Hatred and cruelty, the way we know them, do not really exist in the animal kingdom, as most wild animals, including tigers, will not harm or kill another animal, unless they have no choice (For example: if they are hungry, or if they feel threatened).

 

 

 

4. What do tigers like to do most?

Tigers just love to rest

 

To sleep, of course! Very much like their cousins, the lions, tigers can spend 80% of their day resting or sleeping...

 

 

5. What are tigers famous for?

Tigers are known for having very large hunting teeth (canine)

 

Tigers are famous for their beautiful striped fur and their huge knife-sized canine (hunting) teeth.

 

 Great tiger books and documentaries!

 

6. How big are tigers?

Siberian tigers are the largest tigers that ever walked the face of earth

 

The largest tiger on record was a giant Siberian Tiger that weighed almost 860 pounds (almost twice the weight of a lion) and was more than 12ft long! An average adult male tiger weighs something like 700 pounds (320 kilograms).

 

 

 

Would you like to take a tiger home?

 

Well, not a real one, obviously... But you can purchase an amazingly beautiful art-print or poster of the world's largest cat (some are at a pretty affordable price) to adorn your home or office.

 

Please take a look... (Click on any of the images for details and larger view).

 

 

White Tigers
White Tigers

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Tiger Snow
Tiger Snow

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Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger

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Bengal Tiger Face, Panthera Tigris, Asia
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Adam Jones
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Siberian Tiger in Snow, Panthera Tigris Altaica
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Lynn M. Stone
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Bengal Tiger, (Panthera Tigris Tigris), Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Thorsten Milse
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A Close View of a Proud Siberian Tiger
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Marc Moritsch
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Portrait of a Male Bengal Tiger, Panthera Tigris Tigris
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Karine Aigner
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Siberian Tiger Cub, Panthera Tigris Altaica
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D. Robert Franz
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Young Tiger
Young Tiger
Tony Burns
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Bengal Tiger, Female Resting, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Elliot Neep
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A Siberian Tiger at the Minnesota Zoological Garden
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Michael Nichols
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