COMMON NAME: Tiger SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera tigris DIET: Tigers are meat eaters. Their prey is larger mammals such as wild boar and deer. YOUNG: Two to three cubs are born blind and helpless. They weigh only two pounds (1 kg) at birth and nurse for 6 months. HABITAT: Tigers range from India in the west to China and Southeast Asia in the east. FACTS:
The mother Tiger teaches her young to hunt. Without this training, they can never be good hunters.
Siberian Tigers are the heaviest at over 500 pounds (225 kg) while Sumutran Tigers are the lighest at 250 pounds (110 kg).
The night vision of Tigers is 6 times better than that of humans.