-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Taming Wild Tigers

With the recent release of Two Brothers, there's no better time to talk about tigers. Sure, everyone knows that the lion is the King of the Jungle, but did you know that tigers are actually the biggest member of the cat family? Read on for more tiger tidbits!

Tigers - A Breed Apart

Even though they all have the same orange-and-black coloring (there is one exception, but more on that in a bit), there are actually five different subspecies of tigers. They are: Amur (better known as Siberian), Bengal, Indochinese, South China, and Sumatran. It's in the Bengal subspecies that you will find the famous white tigers, which are extremely rare and don't even exist in the wild anymore!

Tigers - Where In The World?

Aside from those that live in zoos, the majority of tigers can be found in Asian countries like India and China. Despite the similar names, sabretooth tigers are not at all related to today's tigers (they're both from the cat family, though!).

Tigers - Vanishing Point

Around 100 years ago, there were over 100,000 wild tigers in the world! Now, because of poaching and our expanding population, there are only 7,000 wild tigers left. However, thanks to the efforts of many zoos, it's unlikely tigers will ever become extinct - although there is a good chance wild tigers might disappear off the face of the earth. If you'd like to learn more or even help, there are plenty of resources on the internet - www.tigersincrisis.com is a great place to start!

Tigers - Did U Know?

  • A group of tigers is called a streak, however tigers generally prefer to live alone.
  • Tigers can eat around 40 pounds of meat at one sitting.
  • Unlike their domesticated cousins, tigers love water and are excellent swimmers.
  • Tigers generally live to be 15 years old.
Related Articles:

 

11 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_royal bengal tiger-micro
India is a country that is known for its incredible colors, spices and culture, but did you know ...
Micro_pi-micro
Kidzworld reviews the film, Life of Pi about a boy and his very big cat!
Micro_tiger-micro
Which cat is bigger, a lion or a tiger? Find out on Kidzworld.
Micro_leopard-micro
Leaping leopards! Find out everything you ever wanted to know about this big cat…
Cats

What's Your Favorite Cat?

  • Lion
  • Tiger
  • Leopard
  • Cougar

Random In The Forums

Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in General:
Waymycheaksglow
reply 12 minutes
simran88
simran88 posted in Debating:
Why is this even a question? Girls don't have to prove to anyone that they can play football. We can and if we like we will play football. 
reply 24 minutes
simran88
simran88 posted in Debating:
Which country's schooling system are you talking about? Because different countries' schooling systems need to be different as each country is different and has different needs like Finland's schooling system and Korea's schooling system are very different but both the systems are considered to be excellent. I personally think that more than schools it depends on the teachers. For example, in India, CCE was introduced to make studies more practical and applicable but because many teachers did not understand the system properly it only ended up becoming a pain for us and the level of our studies dropped making parents think that the system was not good. 
reply 33 minutes
simran88
simran88 posted in Debating:
1. Complaining about girls being girly is honestly like complaining about water being wet.2. Idk why everyine here thinks that being girly is synonymous with being weak. You can be girly while being strong and powerful. Why do you haveto be like a boy to be tough and strong? I have seen so many boys that are NOT strong. That ddoesn't make them girly. You can like shopping and whatever you think involves being girly and be able to fight for yourself and defend yourself when you need to.3. Define "girly". If you think that being "girly" means caring about your looks then so many boys are girly too cuz they keep up with the trends and fads and style their hair and do go to the gym so that they can look impressive more than being fit. Will you call them girly? I doubt it. ADVERTISEMENT
reply 44 minutes
Pink_Cool_Girl
Of course, when me and my mom left me old school, they probably brought out the champagne. Me and my mom were a pain in the butt. One day, I had rocks in my pockets. My teacher told me to throw the rocks out. I faked throwing them out. Then she told me again. I threw the rocks out, but then she gave me a note because APPARENTLY THE ROCKS COULD OF SOMEONEWHEN I THREW THEMLIKE SHE ASKEDI MEAN WHAT EVEN
reply about 1 hour