Tuesday, December 28

Facts about Tigers

Tiger Facts


Did you know Tigers are the most significant type of wildcat? They can grow four feet tall and weigh 200 to 680 pounds! Tigers are substantial and fast when running!! The Bengal tiger is the most common type of tiger. There are around ten different types of tigers. The biggest of the tigers is the Siberian (Amur) tiger.


First, can you answer this trivia question?


Time for some trivia!


Do you know which family tigers belong to? 

A.) Canidae B.) Ursidae C.) Felidae D.) Muridae

If you know the answer, please leave it in the comments

 

Continue reading to find out more about tigers.



Facts about tigers:

1. In the wild, tigers live 10 to 15 years. In captivity, tigers can live up to 25 years.

2. Did you know that a tiger can’t purr like a cat can? A tiger can roar, though, and the tiger’s roar can be heard from up to 2 miles away!

3. Tigers can run 30-40 mph for a short time.

4. Tigers love to swim! They like to go swimming and don’t mind getting wet.

5. Just like human fingerprints, each tiger’s stripes are unique!

6. Tigers' fur isn’t the only thing that’s striped; their skin is striped, too! They are the only species of cat to have stripes on their skin!

7. On average, tigers eat about 10-25 pounds of prey daily! They can consume up to 80 or more pounds in one feeding.

8. Tigers are mostly nocturnal, which means they are most active at night. They have excellent eyesight and can see well in the dark!

9. A group of tigers is called a streak of tigers. A baby tiger is called a cub. A female tiger is called a tigress, and a male tiger is called a tiger.

 


Do you know any facts about tigers that you can share with us?


 

Books about tigers:

1. Amazing Animals: Tigers by Valerie Bodden

2. National Geographic Readers: Tigers by Laura Marsh

3. The Great Book About Tigers for Kids by G. Guarita

4. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

5. Tigers Can't Purr!: And Other Amazing Facts Thea Feldman

Parents, please be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 


 

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