Tiger Facts and Information
The Indian Tiger
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.
- The Siberian or the Amur tiger.
- The Indian tiger (The Royal Bengal Tiger).
- The Balinese Tiger.
- The Sumatran Tiger.
- The Caspian Tiger.
- The Indochinese Tiger.
- The Javan Tiger.
- 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.
Map of Tiger Reserves in India
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.
To protect the Tiger we must conserve its environment. Spread the message of saving the Tiger. Work as a volunteer. We can survive the extinction of Tiger. Share this article with your friends, and make your first step towards saving the Tiger.