Tiger – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals
Order: Carnivores
Family: Felidae
Weight: 180-250 kg
Height: up to 1.15 m
Body length: up to 2.3-2.5 m
Color: The primary coloration of tigers ranges from rusty-red to rusty-brown; the underside, chest, and inner parts of the legs are light-colored.
Age of sexual maturity: 4-5 years
Gestation period: approximately 3.5 months
Lifespan: up to 26 years
Habitat: Tigers inhabit the Far East of Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, China, India, and Southeast Asian countries, including the Sunda Islands (Indonesian archipelago).
Diet: In the wild, tigers primarily prey on hoofed animals. They also hunt large herbivores such as Indian bison, gaur, and elk.

Did you know?

  • Every stripe pattern on a tiger’s body is unique.
  • Tiger cubs are born blind.
  • Tigers have well-developed night vision.
  • Tiger saliva has antiseptic properties.
  • Tigers enjoy swimming.
  • The marking on a tiger’s forehead resembles a Chinese character meaning “king,” which gives the tiger a cultural status as a royal animal.