Tigers

Habitat

Tigers live in Asia some kinds of tigers live in rain forests.Others live on mountains or in cold forests.Less then a hundred years ago tigers could be found throughout Asia.sadly hunting and habitat loss have put populations at risk and today their range has been reused to around 7% of its former size.

Diet

All tigers are carnivores.Most of a tigers diet consists of large pray such as pigs,deer,rhinos or elephant calves.To kill their prey tigers will clamp down on the animals neck with their jaws and suffocate the animal.Thought tigers are fierce hunters they are no strangers to failure.

Life Cycle

Tiger babies or cubs are born helpless.At birth a cub weighs 2.2 pounds (kg) and a female may have as many as seven cubs at a time according to the San Diego Zoo.At 8 weeks old they are ready to learn how to hunt and go out on their own and their mother will have another set of cubs.Tigers typically live 14 to 18 years.

Facts About Tigers

Tigers usually hunt alone at night time.The roar of a Bengal tiger can carry for over 2km at night.A group of tigers is known as an ambush or streak. Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as tigons and ligers. Rare white tigers carry a gene that is only present in around 1 in every 10000 tigers.