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TIGERS An Endangered Species
TIGERS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR WORLD ØTigers are the largest true carnivore in the world. ØTigers live only in Asia. ØUnlike most cats, tigers like water and are very good swimmers. ØTigers can jump up to 33 feet in one bound. Tigers in the wild live to be about 15 years old. Tigers in the zoo live to be about 21 years old. ØTigers in the zoo eat ground up horse meat including the bones, hide and insides. ØTiger cubs are born one to three to a litter and they don’t open their eyes for a few days after they are born. ØThe largest tiger is the Siberian tiger. The smallest tiger is the Sumatran tiger.
BABIES Tiger cubs are born one to three to a litter and they are born blind. Their eyes will open after a few days. They will drink their mother’s milk for five or six months.
ASIA Tigers are only found in Asia. Scientists believe they originated in northern climates and migrated southward. They are not as comfortable in the hotter regions.
LARGEST CARNIVORE Tigers are the largest true carnivore in the world. They can only eat meat. They will eat most of an animal that they kill in order to get all the vitamins and nutrients they need.
GOOD SWIMMERS Unlike most cats, tigers like the water and are very good swimmers. They can easily swim one to two miles.
GOOD JUMPERS Tigers can jump up to 33 feet in one bound. That is longer than two minivans.
BIGGEST AND SMALLEST The Siberian tiger is the largest tiger in the world. The male can grow to be about 600 pounds. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest tiger, weighing in at 268 pounds.
ZOO DIETS In the zoo, tigers eat a daily diet of ground up horse meat that includes the bones, hide and insides. This gives them all the nutrients their bodies need.
SHORT LIVES Tigers in the wild only live to be about 15 years old. Tigers in the zoo live a little longer to maybe 21 years old.
TIGERS Dark orange to white in color with black or dark brown stripes. Slender bodies with powerful muscles. Small, round ears. Retractable claws. There are several national parks and reserves set up to help the tigers survive. Very good eyesight, especially at night. They live in jungles, forests and grasslands of Asia.
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