Tigers

Memo Per 1 May 16,2016

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Habitat

Tigers live in Asia and India its always hot which means it is a tropical they also live in dense rain forests, open grasslands or tropical mangrove swamps (from DST)

Movement

Tigers usually move alone it uses its legs to run and catch their food when they are chasing their food they usually run between 30 and 40 miles per hour. It usually have 4 legs unless they were born with less or they were injured while trying to catch their food. Tigers are great swimmers and have been known for catching its food in the water (All from DOWL)
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Body Covering

The Bengal Tiger has reddish orange fur it is also a vertebrate they also have thick coats white bellies and white and black tails. (All from DST)
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Diet

Tigers mainly eat ambar deer, wild pigs, water buffalo and antelope. Tigers have also eaten sloth bears, dogs, leopards, crocodiles and pythons but they have also eaten monkeys and hares. If they are old or injured they might attack humans (All from DOWL)

Reproduction

They use sexual reproduction they have internal fertilization they have 3-4 cubs born each newborn cub is about 3 ft of length and weigh about 2 pounds. The cubs start following their mother at around 8 weeks and then become independent at 18 weeks. When two and a half years have passed they leave their mother. (All from DOWL)
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Adaptations

Tigers are nocturnal hunters at night they travel about 32 km. They use their long whiskers to feel branches and twigs. Tigers usually wait or stalk their prey until they are close to them. When they hunt for big prey they usually bite their neck so they suffocate. If they can't find anything it won't matter because they usually eat big prey so they would still have food in them. (All from TZ)
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Other Info

  • No two tigers are the same (DST)
  • their skeletons are almost the same as a lion (DST)
  • weigh from 240-500 pounds (DST)
  • from head to body their length is 5 to 6 ft (DST)
  • their tail is from 2 to 3 ft long (DOWL)
  • they live from 10-15 years (DOWL)
  • There are 9 types of tigers (DOWL)
  • There are 4 extinct (DOWL)
  • They are endangered (DOWL)
  • The sumatrans Tigers scientific name is Panthers Tigris Sumatrae (TZ)
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Works Cited

"Basic Facts about Tigers." Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife, n.d.
Web. 11 May 2016. <http://www.defenders.org/tiger/basic-facts>.

Kollus, Brad. "The Soul of Asia." The Soul of Asia: n. pag. Discoverer. Web. 9
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Krasnoff, Craig. "The Crisis Tigers Face." Tigers in Crisis. Tigers in Crisis,
n.d. Web. 13 May 2016. <http://www.tigersincrisis.com/>.

"Seeing Stripes." Weekly Reader Senior Edition 8 Feb. 2008: n. pag. SIRS
Discoverer. Web. 10 May 2016. <http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000276737#>.

"Sumatran Tiger." Toronto Zoo. Toronto Zoo, n.d. Web. 13 May 2016.
<http://www.torontozoo.com/explorethezoo/AnimalDetails.asp?pg=401>.

"Tiger." SIRS Discoverer Animal Facts 2015: n. pag. Discoverer. Web. 9 May 2016.
<http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/
article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000362169>.

"Tigers." National Geographic. National Geographic, n.d. Web. 15 May 2016.
<http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/tigers/#/
bengal-tiger-playing_461_600x450.jpg>.