Tigers are beautiful and big animals that are members of the genus Panthera and the largest living cat species in the world. Mainly renowned for their dark vertical stripes and orange fur and white underside although their underbelly is white. Primarily they prey on deer and wild boar.
So How Much Does A Tiger Weigh?
Many types of tigers are available in the world. Depending on the types a tiger can weigh 300 to 675 pounds or 136 to 306 kg.
How Much Do Tiger Cubs Weigh At Birth?
A newborn tiger can weigh between 1.5 to 3.5 pounds or 0.68 to 1.58 kg. Siberian tiger cubs are heavier when they are born. But not that much.
How Much Does A Bengal Tiger Weigh?
Bengal tigers are one of the largest breeds of all types. A male Bengal tiger can weigh between 440 to 650 pounds or 200 kg to 300 kg and 8 to 10 feet long. Female Bengal tiger can weigh 220 to 400 pounds or 99 kg to 180 kg and 8 to 9 feet long. The biggest Bengal tiger was found in 1997 in Uttar Pradesh India which weigh was around 857 pounds or 389 kg.
How Much Does A Siberian Tiger Weigh?
Due to illegal hunting and lack of prey Siberian tiger’s weight has decreased over the years. On average a Siberian male tiger can weigh 160 to 190 kg or 352 to 418 pounds. A female can weigh around 110 to 130 kg or 242 to 286 pounds. The largest male Siberian tiger was weighing 206 kg or 454 pounds.
How Much Does A Malayan Tiger Weigh?
Also known as Indochinese tigers the Malayan tigers are recognized since 2004. On average a male Malayan tiger weighs 260 pounds 117 kg and a female weighs 220 pounds or 100 kg. They can grow 7.5 to 9.5 feet in length from their head to tail.
How Much Does A Indochinese Tiger Weigh?
Male Indochinese tigers weigh between 150 to 195 kg or 330 to 430 pounds and females weigh between 100 kg to 130 kg or 220 pounds to 286 pounds.
How Fast Can A Tiger Run?
For a short distance a tiger can run 30 to 40 mph or 49 to 65 km/h. They can leap 9 to 10 meters or 30 to 33 feet and their leap size is short of a mountain lion. As female tigers are smaller in size than male tigers, they can run faster than male tigers.
How Fast Can A Siberian Tiger Run?
Siberian tigers can run 30 to 40 mph or 49 to 65 km/h for a short distance. They can go up to 50 mph for a short distance.
Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?
Tiger’s vertical stripes range from brown to black. Stripes help tigers camouflage them in tropical forests and grasslands. Stripes allow them to hide from their prey which helps them to capture their next meal.
Where Do Tigers Live?
Tigers are found in different environments which include Siberian taiga, rain forests, grasslands, savannas and mangrove areas around the world.
Also due to expanding human activity almost 93% of historical tiger lands have vanished. They are mainly found in the Russian far east, North Korea, China, India and Southeast Asia.
Are There Tigers In Africa?
The answer to this question is somewhat surprising. Tigers are rarely found in Africa. They can be found therein different special reserves, zoos etc.
Tigers naturally do not live in Africa as wildlife researchers believe that historically they are originated from Asia.
What Do Tigers Eat?
Tigers eat meat and the flesh part of animals as they are carnivores which means predators. What will a tiger eat depends on where do they live. Mainly tigers eat sambar deer, wild pigs, water buffalo, antelope even baby elephants or small fish. Various wild field studies found that a mature wild tiger can eat around 10 to 25 pounds per day which is 4 to 7% of its body weight.
How Many Tigers Are Killed By Humans Each Year?
According to a report over 100 tigers are killed each year.
How Much Does A Tiger Cost?
A small-sized baby tiger can be purchased for around $1000. Mid-sized tiger can be purchased at around $1700 to $2800.
How Much Does A Tiger Cost In Texas?
Buying a tiger is legal in Texas. You can buy a Bengal tiger in Texas for $500 and a white tiger may cost $5000.
How Long Does A Tiger Live?
In the wild, a tiger can live 8 to 15 years. An average lifespan of a tiger is around 22 years when captive. They live longer in captivity because of the regular food supply and medical care.
A Bengal tiger can live 8 to 10 years. In captivity, they can live 18 to 20 years. Most of them can’t reach 25. A white tiger can live 8 to 12 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity. Siberian tigers can live 15 to 17 years in the wild depending on the density of prey. In captivity, they can live 20 to 25 years. Malyan tigers can live 15 to 20 years in the wild and Indochinese can live up to 15 years in the wild and 20 to 28 years in captivity.
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