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1

How many subspecies of tiger are left in the world?

Five.

2

What is the weight range for all tiger species?

250 - 650 pounds

3

Are male or female tigers smaller?

Females.

4

How tall are tigers at the shoulder?

Three feet.

5

How long are tigers from the head to the base of the tail?

5 to 9 feet.

6

How long is a tiger's tail?

3 feet.

7

What month range do tigers breed during?

November to April.

8

What is the gestation period of a tiger? (days)

100 days.

9

At what age are tigers mature?

4

10

Do male or female tigers reach maturity earlier?

Females.

11

What is the average lifespan of a tiger?

15 years

12

What is the range and habitat of the Bengal tiger?

It is found in tropical forest in India and Southeast Asia.

13

what is the range and habitat of the Siberian tiger?

Eastern Russia in mountain forests.

14

What is the most common subspecies of tiger?

Bengal tiger.

15

How many Bengal tigers remain in the wild?

2500

16

How many Siberian tigers remain in the wild?

400

17

What is the conservation status of all species of tigers?

Endangered.

18

What are the three recently extinct species of tiger?

Caspian tiger, Bali tiger, Javan tiger.

19

What do tigers eat?

Primarily large mammals, but also birds.

20

Are tigers social animals?

No.

21

True or false? Tigers often fight to defend territory.

False. They usually use intimidation to resolve conflicts.

22

why does the tiger have very large, soft paws?

They use them to silence their footsteps.

23

How many miles can a tiger swim in a day?

Eighteen.

24

What subspecies of tiger is the national animal of India?

Bengal.

25

How many kittens do tigers have?

1 - 4

26

What are some threats to the tiger?

Poaching and habitat loss.

27

Besides the pelt and the meat, why are tigers poached?

Traditional Chinese medicine.

28

Why are the governments of India and China in part to blame for the downslide of tigers?

They have failed to implement and enforce laws that strictly protect tigers.

29

What do the Chinese believe eating tiger bones will do?

Make you stronger.

30

True or false? At the beginning of the 19th century, tigers were so numerous that reports wondered if tigers would overtake man.

True.

31

What was the result of the large amount of tigers in the 19th century?

Governments ordered people to kill as many as possible.

32

why are man-eating tigers often disabled?

They have been pushed out of their territory by stronger animals into areas where the prey is not as common (AKA human areas)

33

Why are governments more interested in conserving tigers now?

Many people come to India to see tigers. This brings in tourism revenue.

34

What celebrity teamed up with WWF to launch the "Save Tigers Now" campaign?

Leonardo DiCaprio.

35

What bill in 1972 helped to establish strict protection laws for tigers in India?

The Wildlife Protection Act

36

What is Project Tiger?

A project that has set up eight new tiger reserves in India, captured poachers, and funded the relocation of villagers to reduce the amount of human-tiger interactions.

37

How much money has the Indian government spent on Project Tiger?

$150,000,000

38

What roman emperor often fought lions and tigers?

Titus. (He said the tigers always won)

39

Do white tigers grow faster than regular tigers?

Yes.

40

What pigment do tigers with white fur lack?

Phelomelanin.

41

Why are all white tigers related?

They are all descended from one cub who was the sole survivor of his family.