Cat Fact Wednesday
Eight feet long and up to 500 lbs, he can stick his tongue out at whomever he likes! “Tigers live alone and aggressively scent-mark large territories to keep their rivals away. They are powerful nocturnal hunters that travel many miles to find buffalo, deer, wild pigs, and other large mammals. Tigers use their distinctive coats as camouflage (no two have exactly the same stripes)” (NatGeo). “The creation of India’s tiger reserves in the 1970s helped to stabilize numbers, but poaching to meet a growing demand from Asia in recent years has once again put the Bengal tiger at risk” (WWF).
Find out more about the endangered and beautiful Bengal Tiger.