How well do you know tigers?

Blaine was obsessed with the Tiger King documentary when it first premiered via Netflix at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and his obsession with the documentary has yet to diminish. He will start re-watching the series every now and then, and while he doesn’t always finish every time he starts re-watching it, he certainly enjoys Joe Exotic’s story and his possession of a variety of big cats.

He started watching it again a few nights ago, and viewing segments of it prompted me to consider how much I personally know about tigers, and further, how much knowledge the general public possesses about them. So, I figured I would do a bit of research and see what I could find about these majestic creatures, and this information comes from ranthamborenationalpark.com.

“1. Tigers are the largest amongst other wild cats

2. A punch from a Tiger may kill you

3. Tigers are nocturnal animals

4. Tiger cubs are born blind and only half of the cubs survive

5. Tigers love to swim and play in the water

6. Tigers live for about 25 years

7. A group of Tigers are called an ambush or streak

8. Tigers can mate with other big cats

9. Tigers have antiseptic saliva

10. Tigers can sprint at over 60 kilometre/hour

11. Tiger stripes are also found on their skin

12. Tigers rarely roar and are humble towards their group

13. Tigers urine smells like buttered popcorn

14. Tigers prefer to hunt by ambush

15. Tigers are solitary creatures

16. Tigers have diverse diet

17. Tigers can imitate the call of other animals

18. Tigers do not normally view humans as a prey

19. A Tiger’s penis does not erect even when aroused

20. Tigers cannot purr,” the web page states.

Just here to broaden your tiger knowledge, my friends.

Image from https://www.ranthamborenationalpark.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Tigers-cant-purr.jpg


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