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This weeks animal of the week is drumroll please bumbumbumbumbumbumbumbum TIGERS!!!!
Tigers are amazing creatures and this is why we need to save them. Tigers population is getting very low do to climate change. Their existence is also getting lower do to costal erosion like in India’s Sundarban’s islands. As the tide gets higher and higher their habitat is getting smaller. There are only 3,890 tigers left in the world and 2,226 of them live in India. In 2006 there were 1,411 tigers and then increased to 1,706 in 2010 and in 2014 increased to 2,226.
The largest of all the Asian big cats, tigers rely primarily on sight and sound rather than smell for hunting. They typically hunt alone and stalk prey. A tiger can consume up to 88 pounds of meat at one time. On average, tigers give birth to two to four cubs every two years. If all the cubs in one litter die, a second litter may be produced within five months.
Tigers generally gain independence at two years of age and attain sexual maturity at age three or four for females and at four or five years for males. Juvenile mortality is high however—about half of all cubs do not survive more than two years. Tigers have been known to reach up to 20 years of age in the wild.