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Bengal Tiger, Kanha National Park TourTigers are the biggest cats in the world. They live in wet, humid and hot jungles as well as icy cold forests. There arefive different kinds or subspecies of tiger which are still alive today. These tigers are called Siberian, Indochinese, South China, Bengal, and Sumatran. Their Latin name is Panthera tigris. Tigers are an endangered species; only about 4,870 to 7,300 tigers are left in the wild. Three tiger subspecies, which are now extinct are: the Bali, Javan, and Caspian tigers. They have become so over the last 70 years...

Siberian
South China
Indochinese
Bengal
Sumatran

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Tigers are the biggest cats in the world. They live in wet, humid and hot jungles as well as icy cold forests. There are five different kinds or subspecies of tiger which are still alive today. These tigers are called Siberian, Indochinese, South China, Bengal, and Sumatran. Their Latin name is Panthera tigris. Tigers are an endangered species; only about 4,870 to 7,300 tigers are left in the wild. Three tiger subspecies, which are now extinct are: the Bali, Javan, and Caspian tigers. They have become so over the last 70 years...

  • Siberian
  • South China
  • Indochinese
  • Bengal
  • Sumatran

Unlike some big cats like lions, adult tigers like to live alone (except for mother tigers with cubs). This is partly because in the forest, a single tiger can sneak up and surprise its prey better than a group of tigers can.

    Tigers mark their terriories by spraying bushes and trees with a special mixture of urine and scent gland secretions. They also leave scratch marks on trees.

    The size of a tiger's territory depends on the amount of food available, and usually ranges from about 10 to 30 square miles (26-78 sq. km). Siberian tigers sometimes have really big territories (as large as 120 square miles).

    Although tigers usually live alone, tiger territories can overlap. A male tiger's territory usually overlaps those of several female tigers.

    Tiger Tour, Kanha National Park TourWild tigers can eat as over 60 pounds of meat at one siting. Despite the tigers great power and accurate senses, it has to dedicate alot of time to hunting, as only about one in ten hunting forays are successful. It mainly preys on deer or wild pig, but will also eat fish...if it can catch them.

    Baby tigers or cubs weigh two to three pounds at birth, and live on their mother's milk until 8 weeks, where they are weaned on to food. After that, they begin to eat food that their mother kills for them. Tigers don't start hunting for themselves until about 1 and half years old.

    Young tigers live with their mother until they are two to three years old, then they find their own territories.

    Tigers have excellent Binocualar and colour vision. At night, the tiger can see well over 6 times better than humans

    Tigers that live in the wild, live to about 10 years old. Whereas in zoos tigers can live to about 25yrs.

    The length of a Tigers tail is 3 to 4 feet long, about half as long as its body. They use their tails for balance when runing through fast turns. Tigers also use their tails to communicate with other tigers.

    Wild tigers exist in Asian countries: China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal, Sumatra, Tibet ect....

    The Tiger's footprints are called 'pug marks'.

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