Well, if they see anything “only as prey”, they hunt it and eat it.
They can have relationships with humans, and love them.
They can even have relationships with other kinds of animals.
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.
Can Tigers show affection?
Tigers are perhaps the most fascinating of the big cats. Perhaps it’s because of their size, or their vivid colors, intense eyes, large teeth, or perhaps a combination of all of these. Because tigers are so emotional, they are capable of unbelievable affection.
What happens if a tiger licks you?
But when a friendly tiger licks you, there is no need to worry: just like domestic cats, tigers will often lick either their own kind, or the humans they’ve become habituated to (as seen in the pictures above and below), out of affection and not aggression – they will even use licking as a means to ease anxiety in the
Can you tame a tiger?
Tigers are not domesticated cats, nor should they be kept as pets, but many people still care for them as such. It’s problematic to consider keeping a tiger or any big cat as a pet, yet thousands are currently kept as pets—more than are left in the wild.