Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Felidae
  Scientific Name : Panthera Tigris

                      Size : 2.8 - 3.3m (9 - 11ft)
                 Weight : 267 - 300kg 
                                 (589 - 660lbs)
           Top Speed : 96km/h (60mph)
            Life Span : 18 - 25 years

                Colour : Orange, Black, White
           Skin Type : Fur
Special Features : Striped fur and 
                                powerful body
  1. Tigers are the largest and the most powerful felines in the world.
  2. They are native to East and Southern Asia
  3. There are six subspecies of the Tiger-Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan. Sumatran, Siberian and South China Tiger.
  4. The white tiger is a Bengal Tiger (a result of genetic mutation) and therefore not a separate subspecies.
  5. Interestingly, White tigers have been known to give birth to orange cubs.
  6. Typically, the Tiger is orange in color with black, white or sand colored stripes
  7. An average tiger grows to be around 2.5 m in length and weighs around 300kg.
  8. When they stretch their body and tail they can measure around 4m in length.
  9. They are extremely fast and can reach a top speed of 90kmph
  10. They are known to conflict and often win with larger animals like rhinos and elephants.
  11. They are highly adaptable animals found inhabiting a variety of habitats like grasslands and swamps.
  12. They are very powerful and are known to effectively jump, swim, run and climb.
  13. They are solitary animals which are extremely territorial too.
  14. Their need for space along with the dense population near their natural habitat has led humans and tigers to conflict.
  15. The female tigers mate from November to April and gives birth to 2-3 cubs after a 3-month gestation.
  16. The cubs are born blind and are very vulnerable: they are protected by their mother for the first 2-3 years.
  17. Tigers are apex dominant predators preying on Deer, cattle, Wild boar and other large animals.
  18. Tigers have been listed as an endangered species today.

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