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5 Reasons Why Tigers Are Terrific
5 Reasons Tigers Are Terrific

 

 

Tigers are unlike any other feline. Discover what makes them stand out from the rest of the cat crowd.

1. Tigers have a roaring good time.

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Photograph by Rgbe, Dreamstime

 

When tigers roar, the sound can be heard nearly two miles away. Why are a tiger’s pipes so powerful? It turns out they can stretch their vocal cords in a special way that pumps up the volume of their vocalizations.

 

 

2. These cats are hyped for stripes.

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Photograph by Katharina Eberhardt, Dreamstime

 

No two tigers have the same stripe pattern on their coats. So the animals’ fur is sort of like a human fingerprint. What’s more, a tiger’s skin is striped identical to its coat—fur real!  

 

 

3. The feline has a big-time appetite.

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 Photograph by Zuzana Randlova, Dreamstime

 

Tigers can eat more than 80 pounds of meat in one meal—that’s like eating 70 T-bone steaks! Their favorite snacks are deer, water buffalo, and antelope. 

 

 

4. They have a lot in common with your cat.

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Photograph by Olga Bogatyrenko, Shutterstock

 

Tigers and domestic cats might not look that much alike, but they share some behaviors. As with domestic kitties, tigers groom a lot and sleep for much of the day. Some are also affected by catnip, just like pet cats.

 

 

5. Tigers are splashy.

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Photograph by Akbar Solo, Dreamstime

 

Unlike most felines, many tigers enjoy swimming. They take dips in rivers to cool off when it’s hot. These wild-for-water cats have been known to paddle five miles through bodies of water!

 

 

 

Text by April Capochino Myers

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