Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Chondrichthyes
                 Family : Carcharhinidae
  Scientific Name : Galeocerdo Cuvier

                      Size : 3.25 - 4.25m 
                                       (10.7 - 14ft)
                 Weight : 385 - 635kg 
                                      (850 - 1,400lbs)
           Top Speed : 32km/h (20mph)
            Life Span : 30 - 40 years

                Colour : Grey, Brown,
                                Black, White
           Skin Type : Smooth
Special Features : Dark black marking 
                                and large body size
  1. Tiger Sharks are found in the warm tropical waters around the world.
  2. They are the fourth biggest sharks in the world.
  3. They get their names from the black stripes that they have when young.
  4. They grow to be around 3 m-5 m in length.
  5. They mostly inhabit coastal waters but are go deeper in the ocean to hunt sometimes.
  6. They have sensors on the sides of their head which helps them detect even small movements from nearby animals.
  7. Their wedge shaped head helps them turn really fast.
  8. Tiger sharks are quite fast in water reaching top speeds of 20 mph.
  9. They are very aggressive and are considered to be very dangerous to come in contact with humans.
  10. They are solitary animals known to hunt mostly at nights when they can move around unseen.
  11. They are fierce predators hunting all the underwater animals like fish, seals, birds, turtles and other sharks.
  12. The female sharks mate every three years.
  13. Tiger sharks in Northern Hemisphere mate from March to May.
  14. Whereas in Southern Hemisphere they mate from November to January.
  15. The eggs hatch inside the female tiger shark and after 16 months, she gives birth to 10-80 baby tiger sharks.
  16. Their average lifespan is 30-40 years.
  17. Tiger sharks are threatened from extinction today.

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