Let’s go through some of the interesting facts about tigers for kids! As far as wild cats are concerned, tigers are the biggest in the world and with its murky stripes and magnificent two-shaded fleece, tiger facts for kids are worth reading. Typically a tiger preys on its target without taking any help from its counterparts and also fancy living on its own. The hunting times of this animal is normally in the twilight and sunrise hours while it travels for almost 20 miles looking for a victim. With the help of its nimbleness and jagged teeth, it can bring down almost any kind of animal. The entire diet of a tiger revolves around eating meat and which makes it the biggest land-dwelling mammal on earth. A baby tiger is known as ‘cub’ which sticks to his mother while waiting for two years. Though cubs can prey on their own even after reaching one year in spite of this, they try to stick with their mothers in order to learn hunting techniques.
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris
Weight: 306 kilograms
Length: 3.3 meters
Number of Species: 6 out of 9 (three became extinct)
Average Life span: 20 – 26 years
Diet: Musk deer, sambar, moose, Malayan tapir, horses, chital, cattle, barasingha, wild boar, sika deer, dogs, gaur, hares, monkeys, nilgai, birds, camels, sloth bear, fish, crocodiles, leopards, roe deer, water and domestic buffaloes, saiga antelope, porcupines, rhino calf, wild boar, elephant calf, peafowls, muntjac, pythons, Caucasian wisent, Manchurian wapiti, yak
Maximum Speed: 40 mph
October 08, 2012 | (Jalpaiguri, India) According to Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) and Jaldapra Wildlife Sanctuary believe that there are nearly 20 tigers in North Bengal. However 9,000 village dwellers feel they haven’t sighted a single tiger in this very region and so it’s a wrong belief. Isn’t it one of the funny facts about tigers for kids?
August 25, 2012 | (Cologne, Germany) A zoo tiger knocked around the zookeeper after escaping from the enclosure. The lady zookeeper, who was 43 years old passed away after having severe injuries from the tiger’s assault. The director of the zoo afterwards shot the tiger from skylight so in order to save the public.
March 29,2012 | (South Africa) A tiger assaulted John Varty, a 61-year-old filmmaker and preservationist who is widely known for making movies of wild life. He has had various injuries with two cracked ribs. John was honored with “Tiger Man of Africa” award in 2011 and has already produced over 30 wildlife documentaries.