Tigers gestate for 103 days before the mother gives birth. Female tigers usually have a litter of four to six cubs that stay with the mother for about two and a half years.
A female tiger in heat leaves “messages” by urinating on trees to let males know she is ready to mate. A male and female make loud moaning calls to find each other for breeding.
A female can have a litter of cubs about every two years. In the wild, a mother tiger cannot kill enough prey to feed all her cubs, so only two usually survive out of a litter.
At around 8 weeks of age, cubs follow the mother out of the den. They join her in hunting and are ready to learn how to kill large prey when they are 6 months old.Learn More
The caracal, a medium-sized wild cat that inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, mainly eats small- and medium-sized mammals, although some caracals hunt larger mammals such as antelopes. They also feed on birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates. In areas where humans have encroached upon their habitats, they attack and eat domestic livestock, such as sheep, goats and poultry.Full Answer >
Cheetahs use their incredible speed to catch their prey. While cheetahs will eat just about any animal they can catch, some of their primary prey species include Thomson’s gazelles and impala. Cheetahs evolved a number of adaptations that allow them to catch these swift animals, including non-retractable claws, streamlined bodies and very large lungs. These adaptations allow cheetahs to run faster than any other living species.Full Answer >
Cheetahs do not live in rainforests or wetlands. The cheetah, which is the fastest land animal in the world, is typically found on the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa, though there have been reports of approximately 200 cheetahs living in Iran, as of 2014.Full Answer >
The only animals on record to eat jaguars are humans. Most hunting of jaguars is done to protect livestock or to take jaguar fur and other body parts for sale on the black market, but jaguar meat is occasionally eaten in the Amazon.Full Answer >