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Tiger Facts

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• Cubs are blind at birth, approximately 12 inches in length and weigh 2 to 4 pounds.

• Female tigers can give birth to 1 – 5 cubs.

• The Guinness Book of World Records has 8 cubs born – 7 survived.

• White tigers and golden tigers can be born in the same litter if both parents carry the recessive Heterozygous white gene.

• A tiger’s tail is two to four feet long.

• White tigers are not albinos. The color variation is due to leucism, which is a lack of color pigmentation.

• The average weight of a tiger is 200 pounds to over 575 pounds depending on the species.

• Siberian Tigers are the largest living members of the cat family.

• If you were to shave a tiger, the stripes would still be visible.

• No two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.

• Tigers have well over 100 stripes.

• Tiger face markings are so distinctive that they can be used to distinguish one tiger from another.

• Tigers, like domestic cats, enjoy sleeping during the daylight hours.

• Tigers are accomplished swimmers.