16 Interesting Facts About Tigers

The Tiger is the largest  species of the cat family.

Adults can weigh up to 363kg  and measure up to 3.3m (11 Feet).

Tigers can achieve speed up to 65 kph and they can  jump over 5 meters in length

They attack their prey from the side or the rear

Every tiger have unique pattern of strips.

Tiger's roar can be heard as far as two km away.

Tigers are good swimmers. They can swim up to 6 km when necessary.

Tigers are very sensitive about their territories.  They scent-mark large territories. They are bit of a loner.

Females can give birth to litters of two to six cubs. Cubs cannot hunt until they are 18 months old. Tigers have average life Spam of 10 years. Although some can live up to 15 to 20 years. About half do not survive to adulthood.

Cubs are completely blind for the first week of their life



A group of tigers is called as an ‘ambush’ or ‘streak’

If you look a tiger in the eyes he is less likely to kill you

There were once nine subspecies of tigers.  Now only 6 remain due to human interference. Extinct species are Bali tiger, Javan tiger and Caspian tiger.

Tigers can imitate the call of other animals to  attract prey.

Tigers have antiseptic saliva. They disinfect their wounds by licking.
Brain of the tiger weighs 300 gm.

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  1. Yes tadoba is very nice for tiger sighting and I always go to tadoba. I boked resort near tadoba with all luxury facility.

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