What is a Tiger’s appearance?
Appearance. Tigers have orange fur with black stripes, and a white belly. There are white tigers that have white fur with black stripes, or that even have pure white fur. They have blue or green eyes.
What does a Bengal tiger look like?
The Bengal tiger has a yellow or light orange coat, with black or dark brown stripes and a white belly. The white tiger is a Bengal tiger that has mutated genes, meaning that it is white in colour with black stripes. Bengal tigers primarily hunt larger mammals including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats.
What are 5 interesting facts about tigers?
Top Ten Tiger Facts
- 2) Tigers are easily recognizable with their dark vertical stripes and reddish/orange fur.
- 3) The Bengal tiger is the most common tiger.
- 4) Tigers live between 20-26 years in the wild.
- 5) Adult tigers generally live alone.
- 6) Unlike most other cats, tigers are great swimmers and actually like the water.
What Can a Tiger do?
Unlike most big cats, tigers are powerful swimmers and have been known to swim great distances to hunt or cross rivers. Young tigers often play in water and adults will lounge in streams or lakes to stay cool during the heat of the day. Tigers do not live in permanent groups like lions do.
Why are ligers so big?
GROWTH DYSPLASIA IN HYBRID BIG CATS. WHY ARE LIGERS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN TIGONS? The large size of the liger and small size of the tigon is due to “genomic imprinting” – the unequal expression of genes depending on parent of origin i.e. whether certain growth genes are inherited from the male or the female.
Do black tigers exist?
So-called black tigers are due to pseudo-melanism. Pseudo-melanistic tigers have thick stripes so close together that the tawny background is barely visible between stripes. Pseudo-melanistic tigers exist and can be seen in the wild and in zoos. Such tigers are said to be getting more common due to inbreeding.