Do you like cats? Well if you do then you should know what the largest cats are. The tigers are the largest cat species in the world and there are many facts of them that you didn’t knew about.
- Tigers can reach a length of up to 3.3 metres (11 feet) and weigh as much as 300 kilograms (660 pounds)
- A group of tigers is known as an ‘ambush’ or ‘streak’
- Less than 10% of hunts end successfully for tigers
- Tigers can easily jump over 5 metres in length
- Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as tigons and ligers.
They mainly feed on large mammals such as deer, wild pigs, antelope and buffalo.
Tigers like water. They are good swimmers and often cool off in pools or streams.
Every tiger in the world is unique – no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
Today, there are five subspecies of tiger: Bengal, South China, Indochinese, Sumatran and Siberian. Sadly, three subspecies of tiger have become extinct – Caspian, Bali and Javan.
- If the kill is large, the tiger may drag the remains to a thicket and loosely bury it with leaves, then return to it later.