Q: How big is a tiger?
BG: Tigers are the largest existing member of the cat family. Male tigers can weigh up to 500 pounds and females can weigh up to 300 pounds. Tigers can also be 9-10 feet in length.
Q: Where do tigers live?
BG: Tigers live in a diverse array of habitats such as tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, grasslands, savannahs and rocky areas. The tiger population can be found in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Sumatra, Siberia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Q: Can tigers swim?
BG: Yes! Tigers, unlike many other cat species, readily enter water to cool themselves and in the pursuit of prey. They are powerful swimmers and capable of traversing lakes and rivers.
Q: How long do tigers live?
BG: Tigers can live up to 26 years.
Q: How do tigers communicate?
BG: Tigers utilize a variety of vocalizations to communicate over long distances. Roaring is produced in a variety of situations such as taking down large prey, signaling sexual receptivity and females calling to their young. These roars may be heard from distances over 3 km (1.8 mi.).