74 Interesting Facts About Tiger

74 Interesting Facts About TigerWhenever you have been to a zoo or a wildlife sanctuary, the most thrilling thing about you has been to see a tiger with a giant body and beautiful stripes.

Tiger is the most popular animal in the world. It is counted among the most beautiful, magnificent, and powerful creatures in the world. This creature of the cat species is the national animal of India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and South Korea. It is found in greater numbers in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Korea, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. 

Tiger is one of those creatures, which always remain in the discussion. Sometimes an extinct species, a decreasing number, always keeps it in the news. Today in this article we are giving you information about some interesting facts about tiger. Not only will you find this information interesting, but it will also enhance your knowledge. 

Facts About Tiger

  1. The largest animal of the cat species on earth is the tiger.
  2. The Latin name of the tiger is ” Panthera Tigris “. Panthera is a Greek word, which means – hunter. Tigris is an ancient Zoroastrian word, which means fast or arrow-like.
  3. The tiger is considered a symbol of strength and belligerence all over the world.
  4. Bengal Tiger India’s national animal ( National Animal is). The tiger was declared a national animal by the Wildlife Authority of India in 1972 . Before that the national animal of India was the Lion .
  5. India ( India besides) Tiger Bangladesh ( Bangladesh ), Malaysia ( Malaysia ) and South Korea ( South Korea ‘s national animal).
  6. Tiger hunting is banned in India. Also, the sale of any part of its body is prohibited.
  7. World Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July to raise awareness about the conservation of tigers .
  8.  “1973 in India to protect tigers Project Tiger ‘( Project Tiger has been started). Since then there has been an increase in the number of tigers.
  9. A group of tigers is called “streak” or “ambush”.
  10. Siberian Tiger is the largest tiger.
  11. Sumantran Tiger is the smallest tiger. The male Sumantran Tiger weighs 265 lb (120 kg), which is equal to the weight of a female lion.
  12. Tiger is a carnivorous animal. It only eats meat. Its favorite food is wild buffalo, boar and deer.
  13. A tiger can eat about 1/5 of its body weight in one meal – about 88 lb (40 kg). An adult tiger can eat 8000 pounds of meat in a year.
  14. The tiger comes in third place among the largest carnivorous animals. The largest carnivorous animal polar bears ( Polar Bear ) and one grizzly bear ( Brown Bear are).
  15. A tiger living in the forest can live up to 10 years and a tiger living in a zoo can live up to twice that.
  16. The weight of the tiger can be up to 363 kg and the length can be up to 13 feet.
  17. The weight of a tiger’s brain is 300 grams. Polar Bear has the largest brain among carnivorous animals . After this the biggest brain is of the tiger.
  18. Tiger’s legs are very strong. So much so that even after death it can stand on its feet for some time.
  19. There are round white spots behind the ears of the tiger, these are called ‘ocelli’. Scientists believe that these spots help the tiger cubs to follow their mother in the dense forests.
  20. Tiger is a nocturnal animal. Its ability to see at night or in the dark is 6 times that of humans.
  21. The tiger can produce sounds up to 18 hertz. Its roar is heard up to a distance of 3 km.
  22. The tiger usually does not roar at other animals. It roars to communicate with its fellow tigers somewhere far away.
  23. There are more than 100 stripes on the body of a tiger.
  24. The stripes found on the body of the tiger are on its fur as well as on its skin.
  25. The peculiarity of the tiger stripes is that the human fingerprint ( Fingerprint is) like Unique (Unique).
  26. The stripes on the forehead of the tiger appear like a Chinese letter, which means ‘King’ or ‘King’.
  27. Siberian Tiger ( Siberian Tiger in the body) are short streaks than the Bengal tiger and the streaks are not being brown black.
  28. The South China Tiger has the fewest stripes on its body. The Sumatran Tiger has the most stripes on its body.
  29. Siberian Tiger ( Siberian Tiger) to inch per square body 20,000 (3,000 hairs per square centimeter) are children.
  30. The running speed of a tiger can be up to 65 km per hour.
  31. Cats ( Cats opposite) Tiger is a good swimmer. It can swim up to 6 kilometers without stopping in the water.
  32. The tail of a tiger is 1/3 of the length of its body. It helps him to maintain balance while running.
  33. Full adult tigers can jump up to 9 yards (8 m) long and jump 5 yards (5 m) high.
  34. The hind legs of a tiger are longer than its front legs. This makes it comfortable to run, jump and pounce. Because of this, the tiger can leap long distances.
  35. The color of the eyes of tigers is yellow. But white tigers ( White Tigers is) the eyes of blue.
  36. Tiger’s feet are padded. This makes it easy to reach the prey by ambushing it.
  37. The claws in the tiger can grow up to 4.7 inches (12 cm) in length.
  38. The upper teeth of the tiger are 10 cm in length, which are equal to the fingers of humans.
  39. The jaws and teeth of a tiger are so strong that it can break the throat of its prey in one stroke.
  40. Humans can stay hungry for 20-30 days. But a tiger can survive for 2-3 weeks without eating. If starved for more days than this, it dies.
  41. Tiger is a very good hunter. Despite this, it can kill only one in every 20 victims. Where there is a shortage of prey, this number is further reduced.
  42. The tiger often attacks from behind. Due to its striped body, it hides in the bushes and when it comes near the prey, it jumps on it. Due to the heavy body, it gets tired quickly. Therefore it never chases prey for long distances.
  43. The tiger kills its prey by smothering it.
  44. The special thing about tigers is that after hunting, they wait for the female tiger and the cubs and eat the prey only after they have eaten.
  45. Unlike lions, tigers do not fight among themselves to eat their prey. They eat their prey by dividing it. They wait for their turn and eat only when their turn comes.
  46.  A tiger spends 16 hours a day sleeping.
  47. Tigers are faster than humans in terms of memory. Their memory is 30 times faster than that of humans.
  48. Tiger’s tongue is rough, due to which they peel the flesh from the skin of their prey.
  49. Due to the rough tongue, the tiger is not able to drink the water of the river or pond after sleeping with the tongue. It gives the tongue a cup-like shape and fills it with water and drinks it.
  50. Tiger’s one claw mark is called ‘pug mark’.
  51. Tiger ‘s saliva contains antiseptic. They lick it to disinfect their wounds.
  52. The gestation period of a tiger is 3.5 months. The female tiger gives birth to 3 to 4 cubs at a time.
  53. White Tiger ( White Tiger is one of the) expected to rise to 10,000.
  54. Babies born from mating of male lion and female tiger are called ‘ Ligers ‘. Babies born from the mating of a male tiger and a female lion are called ‘ Tigons ‘.
  55. Tigers are completely blind for 7 days after birth. Half of the cubs die before they reach adulthood.
  56. The female tiger takes care of the cubs for 2 years after giving birth.
  57. Cubs quadruple in size within 1 month of birth.
  58. 95.6% of the cat’s DNA matches the tiger’s DNA .
  59. Unlike lions, tiger is a solitary animal. The female tiger stays with the cubs until they grow up. Apart from this, you will find tigers roaming alone.
  60. The tiger loves its habitat. After roaming in the forest for hunting, it returns to its habitat.
  61. The nature of tiger is timid. Unless it is molested or it is not injured, it does not want to face anyone.
  62. It is said that upon looking into the eyes of the tiger, it gives up its intention to attack and goes away.
  63. Tigers mark their territory by scratching trees and with their urine.
  64. The tiger starts mating after the age of 3 years. It keeps on making pairs every 2-3 years till the age of 33 years.
  65. The most popular tiger among all the tigers is Bengal Tiger . ‘ The Jungle Book ‘ Sher Khan’s film ‘Bengal Tiger’ ( Bengal Tiger only).
  66. The forest of the Sunadrwan swampy area located on the border of India ( India ) and Bangladesh ( Bangladesh ) is most known for tiger attack. About 600 Bengal tigers live here, which kill about 100 humans per year.
  67. 95% of the tiger population has become extinct in the last 100 years. At present there are only 5000 tigers left in the whole world. Poaching is the main reason for this.
  68. 100 years ago, India’s forests approximately 40,000 Bengal tiger (in Bengal Tiger was). But at present their number has been reduced to 2967 (according to the report of the year 2018).
  69. Tiger ( Tiger was the first) fossil older than 2 million years.
  70. According to ancient Chinese belief, the body parts of the tiger have magical power to cure diseases. Tiger bones remove weakness, mustache, toothache and tail dermatitis. This ancient concept is also a big reason for poaching of tigers in China .
  71. In 100 years ago, 8 different species of tigers were found in the world. Today 3 of these are on the verge of extinction and the rest are almost extinct from this earth.
  72. In 1930, a female Bengal tiger named Champavati killed more than 400 humans. She was the man-eating tiger that killed the most humans in history.
  73. Till 1960, more than 4000 south china tigers lived in China. Today these have come down to less than 20 in forests and 60 in zoos.
  74. Tigers also use their tails to communicate with each other. When they are relaxed, they leave their tail loose. When aggressive, they quickly wag their tail from side to side.


74 Interesting Facts About Tiger