Frequently Asked Tiger Questions

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris

Tigers are creatures of legendary power and mystery, the tiger is a consummate predator. In its forest habitat, this powerful hunter glides on noiseless feet, its striped coloration blending with the night shadows to render it nearly invisible. With its massive build-powerful legs and long muscular body- the tiger is the world’s largest feline.

The tiger is carnivorous which means they only eat meat. Their natural prey is hoof stock. Tigers hunt all kinds of large prey like deer, wild pigs and buffalo. Normal hunting time is early evening through early morning. Tigers will normally rest up during the day.
Tigers like water. They love to swim, dislike heat and if they can, will spend most of the day lying in the water.
No, Tigers are solitary animals and will live most of their lives alone, except during the mating season. This changes in captivity. They will become very social, attached to and interacting with their peers.
In the wild a tiger’s life expectancy is 10-12 years. In captivity 20-25 years.
Tigers have no natural enemies, unless they are foolish enough to tackle an Elephant. Man is their only predator. The biggest risk to a tiger is poaching.
A tiger’s territory is usually 3-25 miles.
Fragmented areas in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, and China. Tigers thrive in a variety of habitats, including evergreen, tropical forests, mangrove swamps, dry deciduous forest, and mountain forests. They also inhabit savannahs and in Siberia snow covered tundra.
Average male: 385-600 pounds Average Female: 220-400 pounds 36″-44″ at the shoulder average height Length with tail 95-122″
1-7 is possible, 2-3 being common