Terrific Tiger Facts You May Or May Not Know!
Easily recognized by its coat of reddish-orange with dark stripes, the tiger is the largest wild cat in the world. The big cat's tail is three feet long. On average the big cat weighs 450 pounds, about the same as eight ten-year-old kids. It stands three feet tall with teeth four inches long and claws that are deadly. Here are some amazing tiger facts for you to enjoy!
1. Tigers are the largest wild cats in the world.
Adults can weigh up to 363kg (that’s about the same as ten ten year olds!) and measure up to 3.3m!
2. Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat.
They mainly feed on large mammals such as deer, wild pigs, antelope and buffalo.
3. Tigers are solitary hunters, and generally search for food alone at night.
They quietly stalk their prey until they are close enough to pounce – then they kill their victim with a bite to the neck or back of the head. Ouch!
4. Tigers are good swimmers!
Unlike most members of the cat family, they like water and often cool off in pools or streams.
5. A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as three kilometres away.
SO when they want to be heard, you’ll know about it, gang!
6. At full speed, tigers can reach up to 65km/h.
That’s right – they may be big and heavy, but tigers are by no means slow movers!
8) No two tigers have the same stripes.
Since every tiger has their own pattern on their fur, they are all unique!