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Description of Tigers
The Tiger is described as a large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera tigris) of the feline, Felidae family. Tigers normally have a tawny orange coat with transverse black stripes although some white Tigers exist.

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Understanding Scientific names of animals
The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Felidae  ( the family of cats) and the families are then split into species such as Panthera (the four big cats that can roar including Tigers)


Species of Tigers

There are five different species of Tigers - White Tigers are not a separate species:
  • Siberian Tigers (Panthera tigris altaica)
  • Indochinese Tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti)
  • South China Tigers (Panthera tigris amoyensis)
  • Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris)
  • Sumatran Tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae)

Facts about where Tigers live and what they eat!

Tigers are native to Asia
The common habitat of
Tigers are deciduous and tropical rainforests. Grassy or swamp areas
The diet of Tigers consist of small and large game including wild deer, cattle and pigs

 

Basic Facts about Tigers

The name of a male is referred to simply as a tiger
The name of a female is referred to as a she-tiger
The name or offspring, or a baby Tiger, is a cub
The average size of a litter is two
The sound made by a Tiger is referred to as a growl

Facts about the Size of Siberian Tigers ( the biggest)
Fully grown Tigers can reach a length of up to 13 feet
Adult male Tigers can weigh up to 700 lb

Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Tigers
  • Tigers are solitary animals
  • Tigers are territorial animals
  •  It is estimated the world population of tigers has fallen to less than 8,000
  • A Liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger, this only happens in captivity as Tigers do not occupy the same territories in the wild as Lions.

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What does that word mean??
Some fascinating information & facts about the words that are often used to describe animals! Read the facts and information and decide how Tigers should be described!

  • What is a Mammal?

    • A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young

  • What is a Vertebrate?
    • A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord

  • What is an Invertebrate?
    • An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment environment

  • What is a Carnivore?
    • A Carnivore is an animal which eats mainly meat

  • What is a Herbivore?
    • A Herbivore is an animal which eats mainly plants and grass 

  • What is an Omnivore?
    • An Omnivore is an animal which eats both meat and plants

  • What is an Amphibian?
    • An Amphibian is an animal spend part of its life under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs)

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Endangered Species
Wild life experts consider that Tigers are an endangered species. The Bali Tiger, Javan Tiger, and Caspian Tigers have been lost forever as they are unfortunately now extinct. An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to Habitat Destruction such as the rainforest, introduction of exotic species, disease, hunting by humans, water pollution, global warming and over exploitation of natural resources. As people are made aware of the facts about endangered species, initiatives such as Recycling are increasing in popularity. Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife. Interesting facts about Endangered Species.
 


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