The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) and weighing up to 306 kg (670 lb). They are the third largest land carnivore (behind only the Polar bear and the Brown bear). Their most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur. There are nine subspecies of tiger, three of which are extinct. Their historical range in Bangladesh, Siberia, Iran, Afghanistan, India, China, and southeast Asia, including three Indonesian islands is severely diminished today. The Bengal tiger
The Indochinese Tiger
The Malayan Tiger
The Sumatran Tiger
The Siberian tiger
The South China tiger
The Bali tiger
The Caspian tiger
The Javan tiger
White tigers Formed by the intermixing of various subspecies and genes of various tigers Golden tiger
Maltese tiger which is blue or slate colored
Tigers that live in cold northern areas are usually bigger and heavier than those that live in tropical habitats. No two tigers have exactly the same pattern of stripes.
A tiger retracts its claws as it walks, leaving no claw marks in its tracks. Tigers hunt at night; they can see well in the dark.
A tiger's roar can be heard as far as two miles (three kilometers) away. In captivity, a tiger can live to be 26 years old.
Tigers live in both tropical and temperate forests as well as in swamps. They are never found far from water. Tigers live alone, except for mothers and their young. A male and...