10 Amazing Facts About The Majestic Tigers

Tigers are among the most recognisable and popular of the world’s charismatic megafauna. Sadly, over the past 100 years, they have lost 93% of their historic range. Nevertheless, you should know these 10 facts about them.

  • Unlike cats, tigers are good swimmers.
  • Like domestic cats, all tigers can purr.
  • A small number of tigers develop a taste for human flesh and become man-eaters.
10 Amazing Facts About The Majestic Tigers
  • Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as tigons and ligers.
  • Tigers can easily jump over 5 metres in length.
  • There are more tigers held privately as pets than there are in the wild.
  • Like human fingerprints, stripes on each tiger are unique.
  • Tigers have antiseptic saliva. They lick their wounds to disinfect them.
  • Tigers are completely blind for the first week of their life. About half do not survive to adulthood.
  • There are only about 3,500 tigers left in the wild. Please stop hunting them!

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