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10 things you did not know about the Tiger


									                        10 things you did not know about the Tiger

This is a list of top 10 things you never knew about a tiger. Tigers form the category of "Apex
Predators" which means that they cannot be preyed upon in their adult state. Here we go!

1) Tiger cubs are born blind and weigh only about 2 to 3 pounds, depending upon the
subspecies. They live on milk for 6-8 weeks before the female begins taking them to kills to feed.

2) A tiger can eat 100 pounds of meat a night! Compare that to 400 hamburgers! They need a lot of
food because they go days between meals.

3) A tiger canine when on the hunt reaches a length of 4 inches. In the non hunting state, these
canines are of 2-2.5 inches which grow magnificently during a hunt and tear into the flesh of the

4) The markings on a tiger's forehead resemble the Chinese symbol of a king. The Chinese knew
that tigers were supreme and hence used the symbol on the heads to signify royalty and power of a

5) There are a couple of white circular spots behind a tiger's ears (one on each ear). These spots act
like a visual signage and a guide for cubs to follow their parent.

6) Tigers are loners in essence, It's only during the mating season that they venture out and start
acting socially.

7) Tigers are territorial animals. They love to preside over large territories and mark their boundaries
by urinating frequently.

8) A tigress generally occupies a territory besides his mother's. A tiger would be solitary to the
biggest possible degree but always has a heart for his mother who he wants to remain as close as
9) Grooming is an essential part of a tiger's dailt ritual. The saliva of a tiger contains oils which are
used to clear the fur of any dirt and flesh remnants of a prey. They spend at least 20-30 minutes on
their grooming every day.

10) Tigers are natural swimmers and are known to traverse across lakes and rivers with ease.
Sometimes, though, this is the last resort, tigers are also known to jump into waters in search of a

The next post will talk about how tigers are being conserved in the safe havens of Kanha Jungle
Safari, India. With the lst century seeing 97% of tigers being wiped out by poaching and hunts, tiger
conservation is of extreme priority for us else our grandchildren would only know about them through
history books and artifacts

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