Siberian Tiger By Lewis and Saffron

Siberian Tiger by Cburnett [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Siberian Tiger by Cburnett [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Tigers have eyes with round pupils unlike domestic cats which have slitted pupils. This is because domestic cats are nocturnal where as tigers are crepuscular which means they hunt only early in the morning and evening when the light is almost gone.

Despite not being adapted to the dark, tiger’s night vision is about six times better than humans. Most tigers have yellow eyes but white tigers usually have blue eyes being linked. Tigers scratch trees and use their urine to mark their territories. Their urine smells strongly of buttered popcorn.

Tigers can tell the age, gender and reproductive condition of the other tigers by subtitles in the smell of urine markings. Male tigers have larger territories than females, so that the areas overlap with those other adult males. Tigers do not normally roar at other animals but instead they roar to communicate  with far off tigers. A tiger about to attack will therefor not not roar, but might hiss an fuss innstead.

When several tigers are present to a kill, the males will often wait for females and cubs to eat first, unlike lions, which do the opposite. tigers rarely argue or fight over a kill and simply wait turns.  the stripes on each tiger are unique, like human finger prints. The markings on a tigers forehead closely resemble the chineese character for king, giving tigers a cultural status as a royal animal. Unlike other animals big cats , tigers are adept swimmers.

They enjoy swimming and playing in the water. Tigers are the largest cats. Tigersses are fertille for only four or fivedays throughout the entire year.During this time they mate frequently. They are pregnant for a little three months and usually give birth to two or three cubs.  When tigers are first born they cant see for the first week of life.


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