Renowned for their power and strength, tigers are the largest members of the cat family. This magnificent creature, however, is sadly endangered due to human carelessness. But hopefully, if we learn a little about them, we can become more aware of this admirable animal, and help them grow in numbers once again. So get ready to roar with these ten unusual facts about tigers.
Tigers are stealth stalkers and ambush predators who sneak up on their prey and then run them down on short bursts of speed.
Tigers need to hunt once in ten days at a minimum. On an average, females need 5 kilos of meat per day and males need 8 kilos.
Tigers are successful only in one out of every ten or twenty kills.
Tigers can run at 60km per hour. At their top speed when they chase a kill they can cover 17m in 1 sec.
When a big male tiger is killed, his cubs will be killed by the male who takes over.
Female tigers are sole care providers for the cubs. They can have cubs once every two years and are fierce mothers.
Tigers in mythology are seen as demon killers who lead us from the dark to the light.
Out of seven sub species of tigers three are extinct, two are critically endangered and the other two are highly endangered.
Tigers have lost over 90 perecent of their range habitat in the last few decades.
Tigers are solitary and territorial animals. All male cubs have to leave to disperse, once they are sub adults, to establish new territory.