Tigers can move very quickly and quietly, and being talented hunters, they can leap 15 feet in just one go. They are also very good at swimming, although they aren't very apt at climbing.
Tigers are extremely able at leaping great distances even over obstacles. Tigers have a maximum kill range of 80 feet. During a kill, the tiger will stalk its prey at night, leaping on the animal, biting its neck and then dragging it to a private area before beginning to feed. If a tiger hunts a larger animal, like a buffalo, it will often end up feeding for multiple days. During this time, the tiger refrains from hunting anymore prey as it is satiated with the recent kill.
Because tigers are adaptable, they will move to almost any area as long as they have ample opportunities for food and shade. This means that tigers can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including tropical forests and evergreen forests as well as ravines, woodlands, swamps, grasslands, savannahs and even rocky lands. Because tigers rely on stealth to stalk and kill their prey, they like to take cover in ruins, tall grass or any other environment that provides lots of cover and camouflage.Learn More
Tigers are carnivorous animals that eat a wide range of animals depending on the habitat of the tigers and the availability of food. Often this means that tigers feed on deer and buffalo or even snakes.Full Answer >
Tigers, like most mammals, utilize their lungs to respire gaseous oxygen from the atmosphere using diaphragm muscles to inhale and exhale. Tigers rarely use their sense of smell for hunting; their olfactory senses are used to scent-mark territory and for mating. The feline leukemia virus is a common ailment among tigers that causes respiratory problems.Full Answer >
Tigers are an endangered species due to loss of habitat, climate change, conflicts with humans and poaching. As of 2014, only 3,000 to 4,500 tigers remain of the 100,000 that existed in the early 1900s.Full Answer >
Tigers are camouflage animals because their striped fur blends in with their natural habitat, making it easier to stalk and ambush prey. Dark stripes on pale fur break up their outline as they lie in wait for their prey.Full Answer >