6 INTERESTING1. FACTS ABOUT TIGER Most tigers have more than 100 stripes, and no two tigers have the same stripes.2. A tiger marks its territory by spraying trees and bushes (contained inside the territory) with its urine, and also leaves deep scratches on tree trunks.3. One averaged sized tiger can eat up to 60 pounds of meat at a single time!4. A tiger’s canine teeth can grow up to three inches long, easily capable of crunching through the spine of any creature on Earth: like a warm knife through butter.5. A tiger eats around six kilos of meat per day, but can go as long as a week without a meal.6. A tiger’s saliva is antiseptic, and comes handy when a tiger cleans its wounds.
SIZE AND FEATURES• Typically 3 feet tall to the top of the shoulders, 7-10 feet long from the head to the rear end, with an additional 3 feet long tail.• Weight ranges from 175- 650 pounds• Only species of wild cat with stripes, which are actually pigmantation marks on the skin.
REASONS FOR EXTINCTION
HABITAT LOSSAcross all of Asia, vast forests have been cleared for agriculture.• As forest space diminishes, tigers cant find the prey they need to survive. As a result, tigers have begun to eat the livestock belonging to villagers.• To protect their livestock villagers kill the tigers .
POACHINGA tigers coat sells for as muchas $20,000 on the black market.Tiger bones, claws, eyes andeven the whiskers commandhigh prices for use in Easternpotions and elixirs. To fulfill thedemand, the worlds last tigersare being illegally trapped,poisoned and shot by thepoachers and then smuggledacross internationalboundaries.
HOW TO SAVE TIGERS Scared, lonely, sad and hungry, jumping at the smallest sound, waiting for his mommy to come back. But maybe she is not coming back. Save our tigers, there are just 1411 - is the tagline of the video being telecast on television all over India. 5 steps to save the tigers are:-
CREATE AWARENESS• Anyone and everyone can help if they put their mind to it. So make posters, fliers, shout it out from the roof tops, spread a word; in other words create awareness about the importance of tigers on the planet.
PROTECT FORESTSIn order to save tigersforests need to beprotected. Apparentlythe species arebecoming extinctbecause of the loss oftheir natural habitat.
SUPPORT A CAUSE• Join a cause for tigers. You can join save our tigers and support them by blogging, or by making posters, sending fliers among other things. You can also organize a tiger sale and donate the money to the cause
EDUCATE THE LOCALSPeople living near the forests need to be educated about the importance of tigers in terms of ecosystem. They need to be told that if there will be no tigers there will be no forests as all the grass eaters will devour the forests.