The scientific name for tiger is Panthera tigris. The tiger is the largest cat on Earth, and is recognized for its beautiful orange coat with white markings and black stripes.Know More
There are about 6 subspecies of tiger extant. Three of these are the Bengal tiger, Panthera tigris, the Siberian or Amur tiger, Panthera tigris altaica, and the Sumatran tiger, Panthera tigris sumatrae. The tiger is endangered throughout its subspecies.
Tigers need access to water, large prey and sufficient cover. Tigers are nocturnal hunters, and while their usual prey are deer and wild pigs, tigers have also been known to eat carrion.Learn more about Large Cats
A female tiger is called a tigress. The earliest use of the word dates from the first decade of the 1600s and appends a French suffix, "-ess," to the word tiger to denote a feminine individual of the species. The original spelling of the word was actually tigresse.Full Answer >
White lions belong to the subspecies Panthera Leo Krugeri, the South African lion. Their color is the result of a recessive gene, and they were first observed in the Timbavati area in South Africa.Full Answer >
The common raccoon's scientific name is Procyon lotor. The name means "doglike washer" and refers to the animal's habit of fishing or washing with its forepaws, as does "raccoon," which is the English version of a Powhatan Indian word.Full Answer >
The roundworm's scientific name is "nematode." Roundworms are tiny and abundant creatures, with more than 15,000 known species, according to the University of California Museum of Paleontology. About 90,000 nematodes have been found in a single decaying apple. Roundworms are found worldwide in all types of habitats.Full Answer >