Typical orange tigers have round pupils and yellow irises.
Due to a retinal adaptation that reflects light back to
the retina, the night vision of tigers is six times better
than that of humans. Don't be caught out jogging late when
the tigers are out. : )
CLAWS: Like domestic cats, tiger claws are retractable.
Tigers often mark their territory by scratching on trees.
STRIPES: No one knows exactly why tigers are striped, but
scientists think that the stripes act as camouflage, and
help tigers hide from their prey. Tiger stripes are very
much like human fingerprints. no two tigers have the same
pattern of stripes.
TAIL: A tiger's tail is 3 to 4 feet long, about half as
long as its body. Tigers use their tails for balance when
they run through fast turns. They also use their tails to
communicate with other tigers.
Territorial Size: The size of a tiger's territory depends
on how much prey there is to eat. For example, in some parts
of India where there is plenty of prey, a male tiger only
needs eight to sixty square miles . In Sumatra, where there
is less prey, a male tiger may need as much as 150 square
miles. And in Siberia, where there is little prey to be
found, male tiger territories are as large as 400 square
Description: All wild tigers live in Asia. Tigers live in
thick forests or areas with tall grasses to hide in and
plenty of prey to eat. They don't like open grasslands.
Most kinds of tigers live where it is warm but Siberian
tigers live where it gets very cold.