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Highly adaptable, tigers range from the Siberian taiga, to open grasslands, to tropical mangrove swamps. They are territorial and generally solitary animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey demands. The most numerous tiger subspecies is the Bengal tiger while the largest subspecies is the Siberian tiger.


Tigers are the largest member of the cat family.

Tiger Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: Tigris

Other Names:

Tiger in Foreign Languages:

Albanian: Tigri
Czech: Tygr
Danish: Tiger
Dutch: Tijger
Estonian: Tiiger
Finnish: Tiikeri
French: Tigre
German: Tiger
Middle High German: Tigertier
Old High German: Tigirtior / Tigritior
Greenlandic: Tiigeri
Hungarian: Tigris
Indonesian: Harimau / Macan
Irish: Tíogar
Italian: Tigr
Latin: Tigris
Latvian: Tigeris
Lithuanian: Tigras
Luxembourg: Tiger
Malay: Harimau
Manchu: Tasha
Navajo: Náshdóítsoh Noodo´Zígíí
Norwegian: Tiger
Pali: Byaggha
Polish: Tygrys
Portuguese: Tigre
Romanian: Tigru
Roman: Tigar
Slovakian: Tiger
Slovenian: Tiger
Spanish: Tigre
Sundanese: Lodaya
Swahili: Chui-milia
Swedish: Tiger
Tagalog: Tigre
Turkish: Kaplan
Turkmen: Gaplan
Uzbek: Yolbars
West Frisian: Tiger
Zulu: Ingwe

Size: Tigers weigh from 160 to 675 lbs and measure from 6.5 feet long to 12 feet long. The largest tiger is the Siberian Tiger, the smallest tiger is the Sumatran tiger. Female tigers are typically smaller than their male counterparts.

Habitat: Tigers are found in Asia and India. Tigers inhabit areas with tropical rain forest, snow-covered coniferous and deciduous forests, mangrove swamps, and drier forest areas.

Description: Tigers have agile bodies, with sharp teeth, and strong jaws.

Diet: Tigers prey on prey wild boar, deer and other mammals in their habitats.



Conservation Status:
All Species are Endangered

Communication: Tigers use marking, and scenting to communicate as well as vocalizations and body language.

Did You Know?

Tigers use their body weight to knock prey to the ground. Tigers will then attack their prey's neck with a bite.

Gestation: Tigers carry their young for 103 days.

Birth: Tigers give birth to litters of 2 to 7 cubs. Newborn tiger cubs weigh 2.2 lbs at birth.

Sexually Mature: Tigers sexually mature between 3 to 6 years of age.

Life Span: Tigers typically live 15 to 20 years in the wild. Tigers in captivity can live up to 26 years.

Did You Know?

Tigers are very good swimmers and have been known to kill prey while swimming.

Social Structure: Tigers live and hunt alone, unless they are rearing their young.

Tiger Gifts




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