Wednesday Creature Feature ~ May 6, 2020 ~ Tiger Edition

 

21 Surprising Tiger Facts Prove These Big Cats Are Amazing!

(all of these facts are straight from animal planet)

  • Tigers are the only cat species that are completely striped. They even have stripes on their skin.

  • No two tigers have the same stripes. Like human fingerprints, their stripe patterns are unique to each individual.

  • Tigers are the largest cat species in the world and the third-largest carnivore on land–only polar and brown bears are larger.

  • An adult tiger can consume up to 88 pounds of meat in one meal and will often stay with its kill or bury it to return and dine over a period of days. It may not kill again for four or five days.

  • You can hear a tiger’s roar from up to two miles away. Tiger vocalizations include roaring, growling, hissing, moaning and chuffing.

  • Tigers are generally nocturnal hunters. Their night vision is up to six-times greater than ours. But they’re also opportunists, which means they won’t pass up the chance for a daytime snack when it’s available.

  • White tigers are not a separate subspecies nor are they albino. They are leucistic, the result of a recessive gene from each parent that affects pigmentation. White tigers typically have blue eyes.

These are just a few of the facts check out the rest here! Aren’t these amazing creatures?!

 

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Editor ~ Chelsea Dugge

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