Tigers have long been awe-inspiring creatures. Not only are they among the biggest cats in the world, but they are also powerful and beautiful predators.
Tigers are the largest big cats, with adults ranging from 200 to over 600 pounds. They can grow up to 3.3 meters long and almost 1 meter in shoulder height.
Tigers are solitary animals, hunting and living alone for most of their life. They live in various habitats, including forests, grasslands, and swamps.
Tigers are carnivores, mainly eating fish, deer, wild boar, and other large mammals. They hunt using stealth, ambush, and skill.
White tigers are incredibly rare; they come from normal-colored tigers but require the presence of a specific gene.
Remarkably, tigers can roar as loudly as 114 decibels - louder than a chainsaw.
Tigers have developed refined senses, allowing them to hunt at night and in the thickest of forests. Their eyes have even been known to shine in the dark.
Compared to other cats, tigers have comparatively smaller ears. This reduces their level of hearing distance but increases their awareness of specific frequencies.
Unlike most cats, tigers are excellent swimmers and can easily cross wide rivers.
Tigers have incredible strength and can carry heavy prey without dragging it.
Unlike other big cats, tigers are adapted to live quite far north in cold, snowy terrain such as Siberia.