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Top 20 Facts About Tigers You Never Know

Top 20 Facts About Tigers You Never Know

Tigers are frequently regarded as one of the most beautiful yet ferocious animals, and this may be the sole motivating factor that makes them even more fascinating, creatures. However, due to human sloppiness and prudence, they are on the verge of being classified as endangered. As a wildlife enthusiast with a particular interest in large cats, I enjoy visiting wildlife sanctuaries, but the question remains as to how much I or we know about this exotic animal. Other large cat species are frequently clouded by many misconceptions, but hopefully, you'll learn something about them through this blog, where I've listed some facts about tigers. Spoiler alert: you would already be aware of some of the facts, but what the heck!


  1. Tigers are the world's largest cat species, measuring up to 3.3 meters in length and weighing up to 670 pounds!

    You probably already knew that Royal Bengal Tigers are the largest among wild cats, but did you know that male Tigers can weigh up to 300 kilograms? Jazz! That's the equivalent of weighing a group of six average humans. All they have to do is sit on top of you and lick their paws, and you're dead.

  2. Tigers can be identified by their dark vertical stripes and reddish/orange fur.

    Most people are unaware that most cat species have stripes on their fur as well as their skin. It is true that, like human fingerprints, the unique pattern of stripes on Tigers serves as their identity. Even if you shaved the fur of a Tiger or a house cat, the stripes would still be visible.

  3. Tigers live for approximately 26 years

    Tigers have a life expectancy of 20-26 years, whether they are kept in captivity or released into the wild. Most, however, die before the age of 20, as in the case of a nineteen-year-old Machli in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, India. Flavel, a circus-rescued Tiger who was sheltered in a zoo in Tampa, Florida, was the oldest living Tiger so far.
  4. Tigers, unlike most other cats, are excellent swimmers who enjoy being in the water

    Unlike domestic cats, its larger counterpart enjoys spending time in the water and can swim for hours. Because cubs and female Tigers encourage or help learn the art of hunting, they can even kill in the water. Adults are said to be able to swim for several kilometers, with one even swimming for 30 kilometers in a single day.

  5. Cubs are born blind and do not open their eyes until they are 1-2 weeks old

    The most heartbreaking aspect is that tiger cubs are born blind, and only a few survive. The newborn cubs can't see anything and can only follow their mother's scent. Because they are born blind and unable to keep up, the majority of them die of hunger or cold. Male Tigers will even eat them to make the Tigress available for mating. That is completely insane!

    Cubs begin hunting at six months of age but remain with their mothers until they are about 18 months old.

  6. Tigers Prefer to Hunt by Ambush

    One of the most well-known facts among wildlife enthusiasts is that wild animals enjoy a surprise kill, but not as much as Tigers. They hide behind thick bushes and attack their victim from behind due to their striped camouflage. Tigers are also said to be less likely to attack when we see them; in fact, most villages in India wear a face mask on the back of their heads just to fool the Tigers.

  7. Tigers are solitary animals

    Tigers are considered solitary animals. Unlike multiple tigers kept in one cage in zoos, you are less likely to see the same age group of tigers roaming together in the wild. Tigers prefer to be alone; they are frequently observed taking a leisurely walk alone or perhaps planning his next meal (LOL).
  8. One Main Meal a Week

    Tigers eat a wide variety of prey, including wild boar, deer/antelope, rodents, bears, birds, rhino, crocodile, buffalo, and even their own species of cat, such as leopards. They even consume fish!

  9. Tigers are unable to purr

    There have been many debates about whether Tigers can purr, but there are some instances where Tigers do purr (occasionally), but this is most likely done for argument's sake. Tigers, on the other hand, make other loud noises (not purring). Other wild cats, such as Cheetahs and Jaguars, can purr, but only when they exhale, leaving the question of whether it is a true purr or something else.

  10. Tigers Are Silent Hunters

    Tigers have soft toe pads that allow them to move through their environment quietly. During a night's hunting, a tiger will typically travel 6-12 miles. A tiger's stripes can act as camouflage during the day, allowing it to blend in with its surroundings while stalking and ambushing its prey.

  11. Originally, there were eight tiger subspecies

    Industrialization and other human activity, like most other animals, have had an impact on tiger species over time. The Bengal tiger, Sumatran Tiger, South China Tiger, Indochinese Tiger, and Siberian Tiger are the five living subspecies of tigers.

    Meanwhile, the tigers of Bali, the Caspian Sea, and Java have all become extinct.

  12. The tiger's primary method of killing is through blood loss and strangulation

    Tigers will usually target the neck of their prey to ensure that their sharp teeth pierce a major artery. As a result of the blood loss, their prey usually dies within seconds. If they didn't, they'd strangle their prey's neck until it suffocated.

  13. Each tiger stripe pattern is one-of-a-kind

    Humans have a unique fingerprint that no one else can ever duplicate. Tiger species, like humans, have their own fur pattern, which means that no two tigers have the same stripes. Tiger stripes are also skin-deep; even if they go bald, you can still see their distinctive stripes.

  14. Tiger ranges have shrunk due to habitat loss and hunting

    Tigers and other wild cat species rely on the wild for food and shelter. Because of constant human activity such as poaching and pollution, the tiger population has decreased by about 7% from its previous level. One of the more heartbreaking tiger facts.

  15. Adult Tigers Have Large Appetites

    As the largest big cat species, it stands to reason that they consume far more food than other animals. Tigers can consume 88 pounds of meat in one sitting on average. It may feast on its prey's body for days after a successful hunt or bury it to save for later.
  16. Tigers Use Their Vocalisations to Improve Their Roar

    The need to vocalize is something that both singers and tigers share. Although you're unlikely to see a tiger in a musical anytime soon, tigers must constantly practice their powerful roars in order to assert dominance and communicate effectively. Chuffing, roaring, hissing, moaning, and growling are some of their vocalizations.

  17. Taiwan Prohibits Tiger Crossbreeding

    Tiger crossbreeding is a common practise in China, Iran, Argentina, the United States, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, India, and Russia. Taiwan, on the other hand, has banned it on the grounds of protecting endangered species. Violators may be subjected to paying a fine or other authoritative measures.

  18. Antiseptic Properties Are Found in Tiger Saliva

    When tigers are bruised or injured, they lick the affected area to disinfect it and prevent infection because tigers' saliva is a natural wound antiseptic. This healing ability is due to a special protein found in their saliva, which speeds up their recovery.
  19. Tigers Are the Most Reserved of All Wild Cat Species

    Tigers, unlike their other relatives, do not roar in groups. They only roar when communicating over long distances or claiming territory. Male tigers will even let their cubs and tigresses eat first.

  20. Tigers can imitate the sounds of other animals

    Tigers have a significant advantage when hunting because they can imitate other animal calls and fool them into approaching. Certainly one of the more surprising tiger facts.


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