Tigers may seem scary but they’re actually pretty cute too!
We’ve put together some of the most adorable tiger pictures ever and found out loads of cool tiger facts too! Did you know…?
1. The tiger is the biggest species of the cat family!
2. A group of tigers is called an ‘ambush’ or ‘streak’!
“Ewww Mum! Stop it!”
3. Tigers can reach speeds of up to 65 kilometres an hour!
“Just chilling with my tree”
4. Every tiger is unique – no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes!
“Yawn! I’m sleepy!”
5. Tigers are thought to have first been around over 2 million years ago!
“Rawr! Take that pole!”
6. Tigers are carnivores, which means they only eat meat!
7. A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as three kilometres away!
8. Tigers can grow to 3.3 metres in length and weigh as much as 300 kilograms!
“Take that, puppy!”
9. Tigers can jump over 5 metres!
“Can I get a high-five?”
10. There are five subspecies of tiger: Bengal, Indochinese, Siberian, Sumatran and South China!
Sadly though, tigers are getting closer to extinction.
Less than 100 years ago, tigers could be found throughout Asia but hunting and habitat loss has meant there’s only 7% of the number of tigers there used to be.
There are now more tigers kept in captivity than there are in the wild in the order to protect them.
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