Even though Sumatran tigers are the smallest tigers in the world, they’re still pretty big cats. Most people know that tigers are endangered, and, again, most people know that no two tigers have the same stripe pattern, much like your fingerprints. But did you know….
Fossils of tiger remains from China show that tigers could be over two million years old!
Unlike most cats tigers love the water and are very good swimmers. In fact, they’re such strong swimmers they’ll often chase their prey into the water in order to be able to catch it.
Sumatran tigers have the narrowest stripes so they can ambush predators from amongst thick vegetation. Although you may wonder how something that is so bright orange could possibly blend into the green jungle, most of the prey they hunt for are red and green color blind so the black stripes help them blend in with the foliage in their environment.
They are amazing jumpers. They can leap forward 10 meters from a sitting down position.
Talk about bite force!! They can bite down with the force of 1,000 lbs!
A group of tigers is called a STREAK of tigers! But you don’t often find them in large groups together.
And so my friends I will end with this limerick, which I did not write, but find it far more worthy than my own:
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