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Tiger Facts and Information

Updated on December 14, 2011

The Indian Tiger

Tiger and Cub
Tiger and Cub

Tiger Reserves

On April 1, 1973, 'Project Tiger' has launched at the Carbett National Park of India. It is its kind of largest initiative at that time. India was the first country to promote the conservation of tiger and it's National habitat.

Tigers

Tigers
Tigers

Tiger Subspecies

  1. The Siberian or the Amur tiger.
  2. The Indian tiger (The Royal Bengal Tiger).
  3. The Balinese Tiger.
  4. The Sumatran Tiger.
  5. The Caspian Tiger.
  6. The Indochinese Tiger.
  7. The Javan Tiger.
  8. The South China Tiger.

Out of these eight subspecies, three are already extinct. The remaining subspecies are in danger.

Tiger Reserves in India

Below, I am giving the names of 20 Tiger Reserves in India.

  1. Bandhavgarh
  2. Dampa
  3. Melghat
  4. Ranthambore
  5. Bandhipur
  6. Indravati
  7. Nagarjunasagar
  8. Sarika
  9. Bhadra
  10. Kanha
  11. Namdapha
  12. Simlipat
  13. Buxa
  14. Kaziranga
  15. Palamau
  16. Sunderbans
  17. Manas
  18. Corbett
  19. Panna
  20. Valmiki
These are the 20 Tiger Reserves in India.

Map of Tiger Reserves in India

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A markerBuxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India -
Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India
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B markerSariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India -
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India
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C markerTadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India -
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India
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D markerManas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India -
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India
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E markerKanha Tiger Reserve, Mangitola mukki, Madhya Pradesh, India -
Kanha Tiger Reserve, Mangitola mukki, Madhya Pradesh 481111, India
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F markerSimlipal National Park, Orissa, India -
Simlipal National Park, Orissa, India
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G markerPanna National Park, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India -
Panna National Park, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
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H markerMelghat Tiger Reserve, MSH 6, Maharashtra, India -
Melghat Tiger Reserve, MSH 6, Maharashtra, India
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I markerRanthambore National Park, State Highway 6, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India -
Ranthambore National Park, State Highway 6, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
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J markerTadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India -
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India
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Tiger Facts and Trivia

  • Tiger have the brightest eyes than any other animal in the world.
  • Tiger will occasionally eat vegetation for dietary fiber.
  • Tigers can spend up to 8 hours sleeping.
  • In western Thailand there is a special Buddhist Temple. The name of that Temple is 'Tiger Temple'. This temple keeps different kind of animals. This temple have a several Tigers. These Tigers can be petted by visitors of the Temple.
  • People of Siberia and Northern China who speak 'Tungusic Languages' refer to the Siberian Tiger as 'Grand Father' or 'Old Man'.
  • Mughal Emperor Jahangir has mentioned in autobiography 'Jahangir Nama' that captive Tigers roamed his palace ground without chains!
  • The Bengal Tiger's roar can be heard from up to 3 kilometers away.
  • Pug marks of a Tiger can help to judge a Tiger's gender, and age. It also helps deciding its weight and mood.
  • Tigers can run with three legs in the air simultaneously.
  • Tigers have a white spot on the back of both ears, which look like eyes. These spots called 'eye spots'. Because of these 'eye spots', predators think that the tiger is looking at them, even when it is not!
  • Tiger is the largest of the big cats.
  • Tigers are believed to have originated in East Asia. They have evolved in size, coat and colouring, while migrating to the different parts of the world.

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    • khmazz profile image

      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      Great information! I had never realized how many different types of tigers there were or how many sadly are extinct!

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      hafeezrm 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Very informative hub. Good photos and videos. Thanks for sharing.

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      Silver Poet 6 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Beautiful hub, and well researched.