Can tigers be bred with other wild cats?
Over the years, tigers have, on occasion, bred with other wild cats. This leads to cubs that display the features of both parents. Therefore, tigers that are born from a lion and a tigress are called ligers, while those born from a lioness and a tiger are dubbed tigons.
Where are tigers found?
Although the natural habitat of tigers is throughout Asia, the encroaching of human beings has negotiated their ability to be as widespread as yesteryear. Today, their natural habitat is far smaller; stretching from India to China and Southeast Asia. Sumatra is the only island in the world that is inhabited by tigers.
What do tigers eat?
Tigers are carnivorous, and spend much of their time hunting for prey. Of course, the specific diet of each tiger depends on the prey available in its own personal territory. However, the favourite food of the tiger includes different species of antelope, wild boars, domestic buffalos, snakes, sloth bears, crocodiles, wild horses and monkeys. When necessary, they will also eat insects, birds and fish.
Do tigers eat human beings?
Tigers are, generally, solitary animals that shy away from human settlements. However, people make easy prey for weak, old tigers as they cannot run as fast as a fit antelope. So, some tigers have taken to attacking people that are walking alone out of the hub of their rural settlement. Once they realise what easy prey a human is, such tigers may get into the habit of hunting unsuspecting people.