A tiger can really be dangerous at any age.
Zoos do not allow physical contact with any tiger cub over 12 weeks.
This is the age when they can start doing some damage to people.
A 14 week old tiger can cut through skin with its tiny claws.
How dangerous is a tiger?
As tigers in Asia often live in a close proximity to a large number of humans, the tiger has killed more people than any other cat. If a human comes too close and surprises a sleeping or a feeding tiger (particularly if it is a tigress with cubs), the tiger may attack and kill a human.
Which Tiger is most dangerous?
The Champawat Tiger was a Bengal tigress responsible for an estimated 436 deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon area of India, during the last years of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century. Her attacks have been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest number of fatalities from a tiger.
Can Tigers be friendly to humans?
Lions in a lion pride tolerate each other and tigers are friendly with their own kind till it serves the purpose, but it has no reason to be friendly with humans. There beauty comes from being ferocious and wild, but if reared from cubs without a taste for human flesh they naturally tend to become friendly.
Which is more dangerous lion or tiger?
They hold the record for most number of humans ever killed by any animal. (Campavat tigress and several other notorious man eaters) Tigers are significantly more dangerous towards humans compared to lions. However, both can slaughter a mere homo sapien in a fraction of seconds.
Why are tigers endangered?
The main reasons tigers are endangered—in most cases cases, critically endangered—are illegal hunting for their pelts, meat and body parts (used in folk medicines) as well as habitat loss that results from logging and other forms of forest destruction. Read more about endangered Siberian tigers.
Which animal can kill a tiger?
Crocodile may kill a tiger by ambush. However, no crocodile is known to do so but tigers are known to kill crocs.