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“The largest of all the Asian big cats, tigers rely primarily on sight and sound rather than smell for hunting. They typically hunt alone and stalk prey. A tiger can consume up to 88 pounds of meat at one time. On average, tigers give birth to two to four cubs every two years. If all the cubs in one litter die, a second litter may be produced within five months.
Tigers generally gain independence at two years of age and attain sexual maturity at age three or four for females and at four or five years for males. Juvenile mortality is high however – about half of all cubs do not survive more than two years. Tigers have been known to reach up to 20 years of age in the wild.
Males of the largest subspecies, the Amur (Siberian) tiger, may weigh up to 660 pounds. For males of the smallest subspecies—the Sumatran tiger—upper range is at around 310 pounds. Within each subspecies, males are heavier than females.
Tigers are mostly solitary, apart from associations between mother and offspring. Individual tigers have a large territory, and the size is determined mostly by the availability of prey. Individuals mark their domain with urine, feces, rakes, scrapes and vocalizing.
Across their range, tigers face unrelenting pressures from poaching, retaliatory killings and habitat loss. They are forced to compete for space with dense and often growing human populations.” WWF
“Bengal tigers live in India and are sometimes called Indian tigers. They are the most common tiger and number about half of all wild tigers.” National Geographic
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DID YOU KNOW?
- Tigers sleep for 18 hours a day
- ‘Pug Mark’ is a tiger’s paw print
- Oldest known tiger fossil is 2 million years old
- Tigers can vary in colour and be gold, white, black or blue
- ‘Ambush’ and ‘Streak’ are names for a group of tigers
- They can’t taste anything sweet (nor can any other cat)
- Tigers are hyper-carnivores. They cannot digest plant based food including fruit or insects
- They have excellent short term memory (30 x human)
- A tiger has more than 100 stripes
- They share 95.6% of their DNA with domestic cats
Tigers as Power Animals and Totems
Throughout history and many cultures, Tigers are respected and often revered or worshipped. Common symbolic tiger meanings and attributes include independence, power, solitude, silence, energy, courage, will-power, sensuality, determination, action and camouflage. The tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh; In Greek mythology Dionysus’ sacred animal is tiger; Hinduism sees the warrior goddess Durga riding a tiger; Korean culture regards a tiger as a guardian, a sacred animal of good luck and a symbol for power and courage. To Buddhists the tiger is a majestic being of wisdom. Those born in the 3rd year of the Chinese zodiac are tigers and considered to be brave, forceful and stately. They’re considered to be tolerant, trustworthy, intelligent and courageous. The qualities and ‘animal spirit medicine’ of the tiger is used for meditation and healing equally by holistic therapies and shamans alike. Animals are a constant source of inspiration for artists >
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