tiger is a powerful jumper and can easily leap ten feet
(three meters) off the ground. Tigers can run 35 miles
per hour! That's really fast. Whether in the wild or
in captivity, the tiger loves to sleep!
Tigers always live in forests because they offer places
to hide. Tigers do not like big open spaces. Tigers
like to hide, because they hunt by sneaking up on their
prey. If they didn't have grasses or trees to hide behind
they will never get food!
Tigers do eat people-but only in very unusual situations!
Sometimes people roam where tigers live. A sick or injured
tiger finds it easier to attack a person than to hunt
for its usual prey.
People have found ways to protect themselves by wearing
masks on the back of their heads. Tigers only attack
from behind, so the mask fools them. It seems like the
person is always facing them! Another method used to
deter tigers is Scarecrows- which gives electric shock
so any tiger that touches the dummy gets a mild shock.
It helps teach tigers to stop attacking people.
Tigers don't like becoming pets because they are wild.
Even captive cubs that have been raised by humans are
not domesticated. Trainers in a circus use whips or
chairs to scare the tigers into submission.
Want to learn more about tigers? Here it is……
White tigers are not a separate subspecies of tiger,
they are not from cold, snowy climates-they come from
India. White tigers are a rare form of Bengal tiger.
They're regular tigers with whiskers and tails-they
just happen to be colored white. White tigers actually
range from pure white to white with chocolate brown
or black stripes. Many white tigers have blue eyes,
but some have amber or even greenish eyes.
White is a very, very unusual color for a wild tiger.
Of the thousands of tigers in the wild, only a few are
white. There are many white tigers in captivity, though-and
almost all of them are descended from a wild white Bengal
tiger named Mohan that was captured in India in the
Almost all of the captive white tigers in North America
today are descended from Mohan and are highly inbred.
Some white tigers have also been mated with other tiger
subspecies, creating what are called hybrid tigers.