THE TIGER (Panthera tigris)

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THE TIGER (Panthera tigris ) Manuel Molleda Fernández

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Physical Characteristics COLOUR: Most tigers have orange hair and black stripes. SIZE: Male tigers, 190-330 cm, are much larger in size than females,177-275 cm.

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Their weight WEIGHT: The male tigers have a weight between 47 and 258 kg. The females, smaller, have a weight of 24-167 kg.

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LOCATION It lives in Asia. It is found in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma and Nepal. The tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh and India.

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HABITAT It is a solitary animal and lives in dense forests and savannahs.

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DIET It is carnivorous and is the largest feline in the world along with the lion. The tiger hunts large and medium-sized animals.

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DO YOU KNOW… The tiger is an excellent swimmer. It can hunt in the water. Tigers roars .

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TYPES There are six types of tiger. Bengal tigers are the most numerous.

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THREATS At present, it is endangered. Many tigers in the world live in captivity. The greatest enemy of the tiger is man.

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The hunters Its bones and its body are used in traditional Chinese medicine and they are hunted ilegally for their skin and to destroy their habitat.

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