Monday, 23 April 2012

AtoZ Challenge - T is for Tiger

The most majestic of all the big cats the Tiger is one almighty beast.

Some tiger facts for you

1. Every single tiger in the world has their own distinct pattern of stripes.

This is one of the easiest ways to tell them apart from each other. These stripes are used to help the tiger to hide in their natural environment though so they can sneak up on their prey.

2. They largest of the tiger subspecies is the Siberian Tiger

3. There are 6 subspecies of tigers left in the world and 3 more are known to be extinct.
The remaining 6 subspecies of tigers are all classified as endangered species.

4. All subspecies of tigers are extremely territorial.

5. Tigers are loners.
They are most of the time loners with exception of when they are courting, mating, or raising their offspring in case of females.

6. Tiger means "arrow".
The word tiger came from the greek work "tigris", which is derived from a Persian word that means arrow, probably the name came to be due to the comparison between the speed of the animal and an arrow, or because of the Tigris river.

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