Tiger Fun Facts
In 2003, there were about 5,000 tigers left in the wild.
There are a few species of tigers still alive: Begal, Indochina, Malayan, Siberian (Amur), South China, and Sumatran. There are three extinct species of tigers: Caspian, Javan, and Bali.
The Siberian tiger is the largest cat: males can reach over 650 lbs. (8-10 feet long), but females stay under 400 lbs (about 8 feet long).
The heaviest tiger on record (a Serbian tiger) weighed 1,025 lbs.
Tiger for a pet?
In the US, there are about 10,000 pet tigers. These pet tigers are responsible for the killing of 2 people each year. Pet tigers must be supplied with 10 to 20 pounds of raw meat each day. Some eat up to 60 pounds of meat for one meal.
More Tiger Facts
Tiger’s skin and hair are both striped.
Celebrate Tiger Day: the last Sunday of September.
One can hear a tiger roar from a mile away.
Tigers can see in the dark 6 times better than humans.
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