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1 Tigers By: H. S.

2 Important Body Parts Teeth are used to kill and stab prey
Claws are used to grip prey Eyes are used for seeing at night. Tigers eyes are six times better than humans. Ears, Tigers have white spots behind their ears to identify one another at night.

3 Interesting Facts The tiger can kill a buffalo that weighs more than 1,980 pounds. That is nearly four times it’s own weight. In 1973 the Indian government and the World Wide Fund for Nature started a plan to save tigers called “Project Tiger”.

4 Vital Statistics A tiger weighs about 495 pounds.
A Siberian tiger can reach more than ten feet long. Tigers can have up to four babies. A tiger usually eats forty pounds of meat. If not disturbed by humans, a tiger may live up to 20 years. A tiger lives in India.

5 Hunting A tiger usually sneaks close to its prey by hiding behind bushes, trees, or large rocks. Then the tiger leaps to attack from behind it’s prey. The tiger grabs it’s prey with it’s claws and pulls it’s prey to the ground. The tiger will bite the animal on it’s throat or on the back of it’s neck.

6 Hunting The tiger will grab the prey and drag it into the brush.
What the tiger can’t eat , is buried to save for another meal.

7 Conservation Yes, the tiger is hunted by man It is hunted for sport
It is also hunted for its beautiful, stripped coat The tiger is endangered

8 Behavior The tiger lives alone unless they are bringing up cubs.
When a tiger’s tail is straight up and wags it slowly, it means “I’m friendly”. When the tail lashes rapidly from side to side, it means “I’m excited”. A lowered tail that twitches from side to side means “ Watch your step, I’m tense”.

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