Tiger Natural History

Range & habitat

This forest dwelling species can be found in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and possibly Cambodia, North Korea and Vietnam.

Habits

These cats are carnivores and considered apex predators in their range feeding on a variety of buffalo, deer, wild pigs and smaller mammals.

The average lifespan for this species is the wild is around 6 to 10 years however they can live significantly longer in captivity.

Size

Length; 2.5 to almost 4 m

Weight; 90 to 300 kg

Threats

This is an endangered species with possibly only close to 2,000 left in the wild, facing a wide number of threats.  They are still hunted specifically for their pelts and traditional medicine, as well as often being caught in non-specific traps and snares.  Their habitat is also constantly under threat from destruction by humans for land development, farming or mining.  With these often putting them in the path of even more conflict with humans.  As a species known to kill humans it is often persecuted as such.

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The tigers at Sandwich Wildlife Park

As with many tigers in captivity their genetic makeup is not known 100% however these 2 are likely (or at least contain a high percentage of) Siberian (Amur) tigers.  The 2 tigers here are called Tora and Duke who were born on 25th April 2018 in Lithuania.

At Sandwich Wildlife Park we offer the ability to meet these amazing animals a little closer through a special experience.

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