Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday Thirteen

July 29 is International Tiger Day!  Who knew?  But tigers are beautiful and majestic!  Here are some fun facts about tigers.

1.  Tigers are the largest felines in the world.  (I always thought it was a lion, but I was wrong.)
2.  Tigers can be up to 11 feet long and weigh up to 660 pounds.
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3.  The ratio of white tigers to orange tigers is 1 in a thousand.
4.  Tigers hunt alone and at night.
5.  A tiger can run up to 40 miles per hour.
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6.  They also swim well.
7.  Ligers are real!  It's a cross between a lion and a tiger.
8.  More tigers exist as pets than are in the wild.
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9.  The tiger's scientific name is panthera tirgris.
10. Tigers are the largest meat-eating animals on Earth.
11. Tigers that live in humid areas are usually smaller than those that live in cold climates.
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12. A group of tigers is called either an Ambush or a Streak (not a Pride, like lions).
13. Tigers mark their territory by scratching or peeing on things, kind of like domesticated cats and dogs.

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  1. #8 is a sad fact, but at least I guess it could ensure their continued existence in a world we're apparently intent on destroying.

    Beautiful animals. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I once spent a while at a county fair watching a group of tigers play in the water. I then watched them pee on everything.

  3. Fascinating. I didn't realize tigers could get so big. Great facts for TT!

  4. This is a wonderful 13 on a amazing animal, so very threatened. Habitat destruction is terrible, and their beautiful pelts are still sought. Black markets are dreadful.


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