Tigers are mostly nocturnal (more active at night) and are ambush predators that rely on the camouflage their stripes provide to stalk prey.
Tigers use their body weight to knock prey to the ground and kill with a bite to the neck.
They are also very good swimmers and have been known to drown their prey.
What are tigers best known for?
Unlike most big cats, tigers are powerful swimmers and have been known to swim great distances to hunt or cross rivers. Young tigers often play in water and adults will lounge in streams or lakes to stay cool during the heat of the day. Tigers do not live in permanent groups like lions do.
What are 5 interesting facts about tigers?
Top Ten Tiger Facts
- 2) Tigers are easily recognizable with their dark vertical stripes and reddish/orange fur.
- 3) The Bengal tiger is the most common tiger.
- 4) Tigers live between 20-26 years in the wild.
- 5) Adult tigers generally live alone.
- 6) Unlike most other cats, tigers are great swimmers and actually like the water.
What are 3 interesting facts about tigers?
20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Knew About Tigers
- Tigers are the largest amongst other wild cats.
- A punch from a Tiger may kill you.
- Tigers are nocturnal animals.
- Tiger cubs are born blind and only half of the cubs survive.
- Tigers love to swim and play in the water.
- Tigers live for about 25 years.
What do tigers do all day?
Some typical behavior for tigers in the wild is to rest during the day and be more active at night. Grooming is also an important part of their day because their coat allows them to have built in camouflage in their natural habitats of rainforests, swamps, grasslands, and savannas.