Tiger

Panthera Tigris

Classification

Domain eukarya- This domain contains organisms whose cells have a nucleus. They can be single-celled or multicellular.


Kingdom anamalia- All are multicellular, heterotrophs, and have the ability to move at some point in life.


phylum chordata- The chordata is an organism that gives a sense of body structure. This organism can stretch almost the entire body length when at its full growth or development. when the body is in motion it gives support by stiffening the body.


Subphylum- Animals such as fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals all are in the vertebral column. The vertebrate is a bone structure that runs from the head to tail. the vertebrate is the body's main body structure.


Class Mammalia- These animals produce milk with mammary glands, have hair, and three inner ear bones.


Order Carnivora- members of the mammalian order carnivora all eat meat. some animals that are part of the order carnivora are bats, dolphins, whales, andmany more. there are 270 species of carnivora.


Genus- Roaring Cats


Species- Panthera Tigris

General Description

Length- A large male avrages between 9- 9 1/4 feet in length. But that is including the 3 foor long tail. Females are about a foot less in length compared to the male.


Weight- Male tigers weigh between 400-660 pounds. Female Tigers weigh abot 100 pounds.


Color-Tigers stripes vary in length. they are all different. Under the tiger, belly, lims, chest, throat are white . the eyes are white and there is always a white spot behind each ear. Each white spot is usually asymmetrical.


Range- Historic tigers used to be found in Turkey through south and southeast Asia all the way to the eastern shores of the america. Now tigers are found mostly all over Asia


Diet- Tigers are great at hunting. they eat deer, buffalo, antelope, etc. they are really good at hunting sloth bear, dogs, leopards, crocodiles, pythons, etc. they also are capable of attacking humans


Habitat- Tigers live in a wide variety of habitats such as, tropical areas, tall grass jungles, dry thorn forest, birch woodlands, monsoonal forest, etc. but they always find an area that has water and sufficient prey


Predator- The tigers only Predator is Humans

Behavioral adaptations

Tigers occupy a variety of habitats from all different kinds of forest, and swamps. Most tigers are nocturnal but some are not. Tigers have a ton of body weight so they use it to knock prey down and pounce on it. Tigers are very good swimmers so they are able to kill prey that can swim.Tigers are also very active at night because they do not want to be spotted by there prey. They love to hunt in snow so when they walk it is harder to hear. Tigers are excellent leapers. They can leap up to 8 to 10 meters but most tigers leap about half of that. Being able to cross rivers 6-8 km wide, Tigers are amazing swimmers.. They also have very powerful legs and retractable claws making it very easy to climb trees to get prey.

Physical adaptations

The tigers stripes help it blend in the with the ground, trees, and they even break up the body so it is very difficult to spot. tigers have great hearing, so they are able to hear infasound. infasounds are sound waves below the range of normally audible sound. tigers use infasound to be able to hear each other with long distances. this also helps them because other tigers can hear this between trees, long grass, and mount
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Tiger in habitat

This is a picture of a tiger in it's habitat.
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World map of Tiger habitat

This is a map of the tiger's habitat.
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Tiger ambush

A group of Tigers is called an Ambush.

References

References

Ambush of tigers [Photograph]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.beaboveleadership.com/train-the-trainer-beabove-licensing-program/

Burton, M. (2002). International wildlife encyclopedia (3rd ed., Vol. 19). New York, New york: Marshall Cavendish.

Dacres, K. 2007. "Panthera tigris" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed March 12, 2015 at http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Panthera_tigris/

Kasnoff, C. (n.d.). Tiger in Habitat [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.tigersincrisis.com/habitat_protection.htm

Tiger map [Photograph]. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.visualinformation.info/interactive-map-of-tiger-habitat-around-the-world/