Introduction <ul><li>The tiger ,a member of the Felidae family, is the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. Reaching up to 3.3 metres in total length, weighing up to 300 kilograms, and having canines up to 4 inches long, the larger tiger subspecies are comparable in size to the biggest extinct felid. </li></ul>
Introduction continued <ul><li>Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter under parts. The most numerous tiger subspecies is the Indian Tiger while the largest is the Russian Tiger. India has the largest number of tigers in the world </li></ul>
Introduction Continued <ul><li>Tigers have a lifespan of 10–15 years in the wild, but can live longer than 20 years in captivity. They are highly adaptable and range from the Siberian taiga to open grasslands and tropical mangrove swamps. </li></ul>
Indian Tiger <ul><li>The Indian, or Royal Bengal tiger , is a subspecies of tiger native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. The Indian tiger is the most numerous of the tiger subspecies — with populations estimated at 1,411 in India, 200 in Bangladesh, 155 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan. </li></ul>
Continued… <ul><li>The tiger Panthera Tigris is the national animal of India. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bengal subspecies . Tigris is the national animal of Bangladesh, while at the species level. </li></ul>Indian Tiger White Indian Tiger
Russian tiger <ul><li>The Russian tiger , also known as the Amur , Altaic , Korean , North Chinese or Ussuri tiger , is a subspecies of tiger which once ranged throughout Western Asia, Central Asia and eastern Russia, and as far east as Alaska during prehistoric times, though it is now completely confined to the Amur-Ussuri region of Primorsky Krai and Khabarovsk Krai in far eastern Siberia, where it is now protected. </li></ul>
Continued.. <ul><li>It is the biggest of the eight recent tiger subspecies and the largest living felid, attaining 360 kg in exceptional specimens. Genetic research in 2009 revealed that the current Siberian tiger population is almost identical to the Caspian tiger, a now extinct western population once thought to have been a distinct subspecies. </li></ul>
Chinese Tiger <ul><li>The South China tiger or South Chinese tiger , also known as the Chinese, Amoy, or Xiamen tiger, is a subspecies of Tiger native to the forests of Southern China. The South China tiger is one of the smaller and it is the most critically endangered of any of the living tiger subspecies. Experts maintain that there are fewer than 20 of these tigers left in the wild, and warn that it might become extinct within the next decade. </li></ul>
Continued.. <ul><li>One Tiger was recently born in a reserve in South Africa in November 2007, the first to be born outside China. The South China tiger is considered to be the “stem” tiger, the subspecies from which all other tigers descended. The South China tiger has been recently listed as one of the world's 10 most endangered animals. </li></ul>
What Can we do? <ul><li>Humans should be more concerned about the endangered species such as tiger. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop Hunting them and Provide better living conditions for them by stopping deforestation and forest fires. </li></ul>
Summary <ul><li>Tiger is largest in size of the Felidae family. </li></ul><ul><li>The tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the most endangered animal </li></ul><ul><li>The Russian tiger is called Amur tiger and it faces extinction. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinese tiger is called Amoy tiger and is the smaller type of tiger. </li></ul><ul><li>We should stop hunting them and prevent deforestation in order to protect them. </li></ul>
Work Cited <ul><li>www.indiantiger.org </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger pictures and facts-www.fohn.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.org/wiki/tiger . </li></ul><ul><li>www.nationalgeographic.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.the-gallery-of-china.com </li></ul>
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