Tiger

Created on Day 6

Design

Tigers were designed with longer hindlimbs than forelimbs, which allow them to leap. Ever since the Fall, they have used their powerful forelimbs to drag down prey while they use their hindlimbs to jump onto their prey. These limbs also make them very powerful swimmers. They can cross rivers that are up to 5 miles (8 km) wide.

Features

  • Tigers are easily distinguished from other large cats by their black stripes against their orange and tan backgrounds and white underbellies. Some Siberian tigers have white backgrounds and are considered a subspecies of Panthera tigris. These tigers live in Manchuria and Siberia.

Fun Facts

  • No two tigers have the same stripe pattern.
  • Tigers communicate with each other by rubbing heads, roaring, purring, and grunting.
  • A tiger can eat up to 85 lbs (39 kg) of meat at one sitting.

Created Kind Members

Cheetah, jaguar, leopard, lion, bobcat, cougar, housecat

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)

ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)

FAMILY: Felidae (cat kind)

GENUS/SPECIES: Panthera tigris (contains 5 subspecies)

Size: 3 ft (0.9 m) tall; 5–12 ft (1.5–3.7 m) long with tail

Weight: 500–600 lbs (227–272 kg)

Original Diet: Plants

Present Diet: Mainly large animals such as deer, buffalo, and wild pigs

Habitat: Siberia and the jungles of India, southern China, Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra