Amur Tiger

Panthera tigris

Domain Eukarya

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

Kingdom Animalia

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

Phylum Chordata

Members have bilateral symmetry and a complete digestive system.

Subphylum Vertebrata

This group has a backbone, an endoskeleton, and their movements are provided by muscles attached to the endoskeleton.

Class Mammalia

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

Order Carnivora

They have specialized teeth for cutting meat. They generally are medium-sized animals, with males typically being larger than females.

Family Felidae

Members of the cat family have a short snout, retractable claws (except for cheetahs), and strong forelimbs for climbing.

Genus Panthera

Roring cats

Species

Panthera tigris

General Description

Length

From head to body four and half feet to nine and half feet

The tail can be two to three feet

Weight

The tiger can wieght from 400 pounds to 600 Pounds


When cubs are born they are two or three pounds

Color

The tiger can be a flame colored fur with black strpes and their underparts are white

Status

The tigers status is endangered and some subspecies crittically endangered

Habitat

There habitats range from Tropical forests, grasslands, swamps and mountain vallys

They always live by water.

Diet

Their diet consists of deer, antelopes, pigs and young rhinos and etc..

Enemys

The tigers only have a few natural enemies.

Thy include large buffaloes, elephants and bears. Its defence against other animals that may attack are its large claws and very powerful teeth.

Claws

The claws are retractible and very sharp. The retractable feature helps keep the claws sharp, and prevents injury during play, etc.

Breeding

They start breeding when the are three to four years old.

The breeding season is year long

Life Span

The typical life span for a tiger is twenty years

Physical Adaptations

The tail is very important for overall balance.

This will help so that they will not fall over.

When a lion roars, it can do so with enough force to raise a cloud of dust

It is said that a lion's roar can be heard 5 miles (8 km) away.

The body is very muscular

with less bone mass than other animals of comparable size. The forebody of the lion is very powerfully build

There eyes are well-adapted

They can use them under very low light so this helps the lion hunt at night.

The sense of smell is well developed.

Lions mark their territories by means of scent deposits, necessitating a good sense of smell. This also helps them find kills made by other predators

The lion's teeth are well adapted

They are well adapted for killing their prey and eating it.

The stripes help them blend themselves into the grass

This provides camouflage for them

Behavioral adaptation

Stocking Prey

They stauck there prey so that the prey does not get spooked off

Marking Their Territory

The tigers mark their territory so that other tigers don't eat there pray

Living by water

They live by water so that they have a supply of water.

Staying away from humans

Tigers don't want to hurt humans they only attack when you get to close

Females stay with cubs

They stay with there cubs to protect them until they can live and hunt by them self
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References

Information

International wildlife encyclopedia v.1 (AAR-BAR)

Volume 19