10 Facts About The Majestic Tigers

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Tigers are among the most recognisable and popular of the world's charismatic megafauna. Sadly, over the past 100 years, they have lost 93% of their historic range. Nevertheless, you should know these 10 facts about them.


1
Unlike cats, tigers are good swimmers.

2
Like domestic cats, all tigers can purr.

3
A small number of tigers develop a taste for human flesh and become man-eaters.

4
Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as tigons and ligers.

5
Tigers can easily jump over 5 metres in length.

6
There are more tigers held privately as pets than there are in the wild.

7
Like human fingerprints, stripes on each tiger are unique.

8
Tigers have antiseptic saliva. They lick their wounds to disinfect them.

9
Tigers are completely blind for the first week of their life. About half do not survive to adulthood.

10
There are only about 3,500 tigers left in the wild. Please stop hunting them!