10 Facts About Tigers


Tigers are victims of human–wildlife conflict, due to encroachment in countries with a high human population density.

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Tigers reached India and northern Asia in the late Pleistocene, reaching eastern Beringia, Japan, and Sakhalin.

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Tigers are capable of taking down larger prey like adult gaur and wild water buffalo but will opportunistically eat much smaller prey, such as monkeys, peafowl and other ground-based birds, hares, porcupines, and fish.

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Tigers generally do not prey on fully grown adult Asian elephants and Indian rhinoceros but incidents have been reported.

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Tigers are thought to be mainly nocturnal predators, but in areas where humans are absent, remote-controlled, hidden camera traps recorded them hunting in daylight.

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Tigers usually prefer to eat self-killed prey, but eat carrion in times of scarcity and steal prey from other large carnivores.

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Tigers appear to inhabit the deep parts of a forest while smaller predators like leopards and dholes are pushed closer to the fringes.

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Tigers have less impact on ungulate populations than do wolves, and are effective in controlling the latter's numbers.

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Tigers have been studied in the wild using a variety of techniques.

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Tigers's was responsible for an estimated 430 human deaths, the most attacks known to be perpetrated by a single wild animal, by the time she was shot in 1907 by Jim Corbett.

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