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Did you know that the scientific name for a tiger is Panthera tigris? A Tiger can be described as a large meat-eating mammal. Most have a tawny orange, thick furred coat with black stripes that are unique like fingerprints, however did you know that white tigers also exist? All tigers are a member of the feline species

Fun Fact 1: The tiger is the largest of all cat species, its body length can reach up to 3.3 metres long

Fun Fact 2: A Tiger generally lives between 20 to 26 years of age

Fun Fact 3: The most common tiger is the Bengal tiger, it can be found in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh

Fun Fact 4: The most endangered species is the South China tiger (also known as the Amoy or Xiamen tiger) they are listed in the top 10 of most endangered animals in the world

Fun Fact 5: The front pads of a male tiger are wider than the females

Fun Fact 6: White tigers are not albinos, they occur when the parents both carry a rare gene; the gene is only likely to occur in one out of every 10,000 births

Fun Fact 7: Unlike Lions, tigers like to lead solitary lives and only come together occasionally

Fun Fact 8: The oldest remains of a tiger ever recorded were found in China, fossils of tigers have been found in these areas that date back two million years ago

Fun Fact 9: The vision of a tiger is six times more efficient than that of a human

Fun Fact 10: The stripe on a tiger is a pattern that can also be found on its skin; even if the coat of a tiger was shaven the unique pattern would remain

Fun Fact 11: Unlike domestic cats, Tigers are strong swimmers and can swim a distance of up to 29 km or 18 miles in one day

Fun Fact 12: A Tiger can purr just like a domestic cat, but the sound is approximately one hundred times louder

Fun Fact 13: When tigers walk they draw in their claws just as domestic cats do, this means they leave no claw marks in their tracks

Fun Fact 14: In the wild approximately 50% of tiger cubs do not survive beyond the age of two years old

Fun Fact 15: The tiger could become extinct! In just over a century the world has lost a staggering 97% of its wild tigers; only an estimated 3,200 remain

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