Where do tigers live?
Tigers are found in the rainforest,
grasslands and savannas
and even mangrove swamps.
Unfortunately, tigers are in danger of becoming extinct
because the places where they live
are being destroyed by humans.
Farmers destroy the places tigers live to grow crops.
Places tigers live are destroyed so that people can build
villages, towns and cities.
Saving tigers means saving the places where they live.
Mostly tigers live in Asia.
Tigers have been found
But tigers are dying out.
It is estimated that there are only 4,000 tigers left living in the wild.
The Life of the Tiger.
Tigers like to live on their own, except for mothers and their cubs.
Tigers roam across large areas looking for food.
Tigers can be identified from their pattern of stripes.
Like each human fingerprints is different, tiger stripes are different too.
How Long to Tigers Live?
Tigers have been known to live to the age of 26 in the wild.
Female tigers give birth to two or three cubs at a time, on average, and can do so every two years.
Survival is difficult for cubs; about half of all cubs do not live more than two years.
How many types of tiger are there?
There were nine kinds of tiger, but three are now extinct.
Those still roaming in the wild include the
Sumatran tiger, Amur tiger, Bengal tiger, Indochinese tiger, South China tiger, and Malayan tiger.
Every part of the tiger, from whisker to tail, is are sold in illegal wildlife markets.
People buy tiger skins.
Powder made from tiger bones is made into medicine because some people think that this can make you strong like a tiger. They are WRONG.
These tigers need our help if they are to survive.