The tiger is the biggest cat alive, weighing approximately 220-675 pounds, and can be up to 13 feet in length from nose to tail! Talk about some cat! A tiger’s lifespan is 10 to 15 years, the normal lifespan for any house cat. Some tigers have orange fur with black stripes, others are black with tan stripes, white with tan stripes, white with black stripes or all white (albino) – although the most common is orange with black stripes.
All tigers live in Asia. Larger species, such as Siberian Tigers, live in the more northern, colder areas, like eastern parts of Russia or China. Smaller species live in the southern, countries like India. They live in arid forests, flooded mangrove forests, and tropical forests.
First, all tigers are carnivores (they eat only meat). Some of the things on a tiger’s menu are: rhinos, pigs, deer, and even small elephants! To kill an animal a tiger will shut it’s jaws on the prey’s neck.
Tigers don’t really have a specific mating season; however, most of the time it will occur from late November to early April. Males are ready to mate when they are about five years of age. For females they are about ready at three and a half years of age. After they mate it usually takes about 16 weeks for the cubs to be born.
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