The tiger is undeniably the largest and most beautiful carnivorous Animal. It is found in almost the entire Asian continent, from Siberia to the island of Sumatra. See in the following lines some interesting curiosities about its geographic distribution, physical size and habits.
1. Did you know: Tiger is the biggest cats family that exists today, weighing an incredible 300 kilos? The largest is the Siberian tiger, and the smallest, the Sumatran tiger.
2. Tigers are the largest carnivores in the world, behind only the polar bear and the brown bear.
3. Tiger cubs are completely blind during the first week of life. Perhaps that is why most do not reach adulthood.
4. Tiger stripes are also found on the skin so that if all of their furs were shaved, their coat pattern would still be distinguishable.
5. There are no two tigers with the same streak pattern. They work like the fingerprints on human beings, whose patterns are unique to each individual.
6. Tigers were found almost everywhere in Asia, from the Caspian Sea to Korea, from Siberia to Indonesia. Today they are restricted to niches like India and the island of Sumatra.
7. Tigers are excellent swimmers and, unlike most cats, like to get wet.
8. Tigers are great jumpers, being able to jump 5 meters high and 6 meters distance.
9. Tigers are usually nocturnal hunters. They have up to six times more accurate eyesight than human beings. We must remember that, as they are opportunistic animals, they hunt during the day when prey is available.
10. With large, fully padded paws, tigers are able to silently approach their prey. The detail is that as they manage to camouflage themselves, they are sometimes noticed only at the time of the boat.
11. When two tigers are hunted after they divide the meat attached. When in a group, they allow females and young to feed first.
12. An adult tiger is capable of consuming up to 88 kilos of meat in a single meal. When they eat a lot, they can go up to five days without eating.
13. Tigers live an average of 10 to 15 years, but cases of individuals who have reached the age of 26 in the wild have been reported.
14. White tigers are not albinos, nor are they a separate species. They have this colour due to a recessive gene that affects pigmentation. One detail: white tigers usually have blue eyes.