Roar Like A Tiger
July 29th is World Tiger Day and as one of our favourite Idress suppliers likes a Tiger called Toby; I thought we would share some fun facts about the gorgeous furry big cats.
Fun Tiger Facts
- Tigers are the largest wild cats and can weigh up to 363kg, my five-year-old weighs around 16kg so that 1 Tiger could be equal to around 23 five-year-olds. It can also measure up to 3 metres in length. I had no idea that Tigers could be so long and heavy!!!!
- Tigers only eat meat; they are called carnivores. In the wild they usually feast on antelope, deer, wild pigs and buffalo.
- Tigers like the water which is completely different to other members of the cat family. They like nothing more than cooling off in the water going for a swim. Does your pet cat at home like water? Probably only to drink, I remember my cat hating water and doing everything he could to keep his feet dry.
- A tiger’s roar is quite loud and can be heard as far away as 3 km, that’s the distance from Beau Songe to Casela or from Quatre Bornes to Rose Hill. That’s pretty loud and probably a sign to RUUUUUUUNNNNNNNN!!!!!!
- If you are running away from the roar then you need to be very quick, they may weigh quite a bit but a Tiger can still run fast. They are known to reach speeds of up to 65 km an hour; can you run that fast?
- Tigers are unique. No two tigers have the same stripes or patterns on their fur so they are all completely individual.
- Not only are the unique Tiger stripes and patterns on their fur it also goes down into their skin, how cool is that? Check your pet cat the next time he has a bald patch as apparently, it’s the same for any patterned feline.
- There are five subspecies of Tiger they are the Bengal tiger, South China tiger, Indochinese tiger, Sumatran tiger and Amur tiger (also known as Siberian tiger). Sadly, three subspecies of tiger have become extinct – the Caspian, Bali and Javan.
- Bit of a weird one but Tigers have magic spit which is perfect for licking and cleaning wounds; with its antiseptic properties its ideal to fight infection.
- Tigers prefer to come out at night, they are nocturnal so while we are busy sleeping, they are busy hunting. Their night vision is more than five times better than a human night vision.
Tigers are endangered and there are only around 13,000 of them left in the world. 8000 of them are living in captivity and 5000 still live in the wild spread out from Russia to India and down to South East Asia.
Time for some fun why not have a look at this website and download one of the pictures and colour it in bright Tiger colours.
There are lots of tiger pictures ready for you to download and colour, cartoon tigers, tiger cubs and even tiger claws. Why not send your finished picture to our Social Media Pages.