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Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

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The lion may have its own Disney movie, while the tiger is usually seen as a villian, but there is little doubt as who is the most powerful cat in the world. The tiger outweighs the lion, is a stronger hunter, and has many incredible qualities that, in my eyes, make it the most remarkable of all big cats. Here are 22 facts that will prove my point!

1. Tigers have such powerful legs that even after death, they can sometimes remain standing!

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger
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2. Move over lion king, you’re not the biggest cat. Tigers ARE the biggest cats, weighing up to 300 kg (700 pounds).

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

3. If you stare at a tiger in the eyes, there is less of a chance it will attack you.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger


4. A bit like regular cats, for the first week of their lives tigers are completely blind. Half of them do not make it to adulthood.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

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5. All tigers have a white spot on the back of their ears called an ocelli.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger


6. Tigers can use their saliva to disinfect wounds, as their saliva contains antiseptic materials. So instead of kissing, they can lick and make it better.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

7. Tigers have powerful tongues that do a lot of work for them. They are covered with numerous small, sharp and rear-facing projections (papillae). This is what gives their tongue that rough texture and helps them strip the skin, feathers or fur off their prey.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

8. Tigers are solitary creatures, each of them usually taking a large territory for itself.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

9. They are nicer to each other than lions are.

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Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

10. They have a diverse diet that includes many different animals.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger


11. Despite what some may think, tigers do not usually view humans as a source of food.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

12. If you think you’re at a safe distance, think again. Tigers can leap 6 meters in length and jump up to 5 meters vertically.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

13. A single swipe from a tiger can kill most animals.

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Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger


14. Tigers have been known to successfully imitate the call of other animals to lure their prey closer. That’s just scary.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

15. The tiger brain weighs over 300 grams.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

16. Tigers are excellent swimmers, and actually love the water.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

17. Tigers have a superb short term memory, perhaps even better than humans.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

18. From the nine known sub-species of tigers, only 6 remain today.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger


19. The Balinese tiger is one of the species deliberately hunted to extinction by humans.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

20. There are more tigers in captivity in the US alone than there are free tigers in all the world.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

21. The white tiger is especially at risk due to it being hunted for trophy because of its beauty and rarity.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger

22. The next generation of humans may only see tigers at the zoo.

Amazing Facts About The Powerful Tiger



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