They eat small monkeys, zebra, deer, wild boar, and once in a while tigers might eat plants. To get their food they attack prey. When a tiger finds prey they smell around to see if any animals have been there. A tigers sense of smell is much more powerful than humans.
Tigers once lived through Asia but now live only in Southeast Asia. The largest tiger population is in India, but population numbers continue to decrease everywhere.
Tigers have black stripes and they can be either white or orange. Scientists think the stripes are for camouflage, and no two tigers have the same stripes. A male tiger can weigh 500 pounds and be 10 feet in length. A female tiger can weigh 300 pounds and be 7 feet in length.
Tigers that live in cold regions are paler in color and larger in size; their fur is long and thick. In warmer climates, tigers are smaller in size and more colorful; they have shorter, thinner fur.
Elephants Bears Large buffaloes Tigers are very cautious and don’t like to hunt elephants or larger animals, unless it is very hungry, or if its cubs or itself were attacked. Tigers are excellent swimmers and climbers.
The main predator of the tiger is humans. They have been trapped, poisoned and hunted only to protect livestock, but also for sport, trophies, skins, and sources of traditional medical products. Superstition has surrounded tigers for centuries; their body parts. Necklaces of tiger claws are thought to protect a child from "the evil eye“.