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Is a tiger an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

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Tigers are carnivores, which means their diet consists almost entirely of meat. Not only is the tiger the largest member of the cat family, it is also the largest carnivorous mammal that resides on land.

Tigers have evolved to become powerful yet silent hunters, with teeth made for rending and huge paws for pouncing. Tigers usually hunt at night, travelling anywhere between six and 20 miles to find food. They stalk silently through the night, following their prey until they are within attacking distance of around 30 feet. At this proximity, the tiger makes its final dash in for the kill.


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