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Our Kids Video Book About Tigers

Interesting Video Book For Kids About Tigers

 

 

Children's Book About Tigers

Panthera tigris, or in laymen’s terms, the tiger, is the biggest species of wild cat in the world. And their distinctive reddish-orange and white bodies with the black stripes, probably makes them one of the most recognizable.

 

Portrait of a Swimming Siberian TigerThere are five subspecies of the tiger; Bengal, South China, Indochina, Sumatran, and Siberian. Some of the species live in southeast Asia and India where it is very cold. Even though all tigers are now endangered, we have lost the Caspian, Bali, and Javan, completely.

 

Close Up View of the Fur of a Tiger

The tiger’s population was once in the hundreds of thousands, but over the last 100 years, due to hunting and deforestation, the numbers of rapidly decline. The estimate is only around 2,500 of these animals left in their natural habitat. The tiger has also been hunted for their status as a trophy and for the many body parts that are considered medicinal in the Chinese culture.

 

Bengal Tiger SwimmingThe Bengal tiger of India is the most common of this species and accounts for about half of the wild population of tigers. These are an important part of India’s tradition and lore.

 

The tiger is a magnificent beast! It can measure u p to 11 feet long (3.3 meters) and can weigh in at 660 pounds (3.3 meters). Tigers are very agile and will run up to 40 miles-per hour (65 kilometers). Unlike other cats, they are great swimmers and can swim around 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) in one sprint. Plus, this animal is an excellent pouncer and can easily make jumps over 16 feet (5 meters). Amazing!
Close Up View of a Big Tiger


Tigers prefer to live alone and are very territorial. They define their areas by using scent marking with their urine and by rubbing their scent on trees and other objects. The tiger is a night-time hunter. The unique striped patterns on their coat help them blend into the dark surroundings. To hunt this cat will lie in wait for its prey. It hunts buffalo, wild pigs and deer. Once the target is in sight, the cat will quietly stalk it, then when it is within reach it will pounce and take it down with power and strength. Even though the tiger can eat up to 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of food in one night, it oftentimes is not able to do so.

 

A Pair of Tiger Resting Together Although tigers have gotten the reputation of being “man-eaters” they are normally shy and solitary by nature and try to avoid all contact with people. If a tiger does prey on a human it is because it is too old or sick to take on the stronger animals it normally hunts.

 

The world of the tiger is a fascinating read and this is only the tip of the iceberg. To learn more about these wonderful big cats, check out the library, the internet or a nature program. It is well worth the time and you will be amazed at what you are sure to find.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Danny Brown January 6, 2014 at 3:40 am

    When I read this video book about tigers, I was shocked that there are three species of tigers that are already extinct. I don’t want tigers to be extinct. It’s really great to have them in the ecosystem. I believe that their scarcity is because of those hunters who wanted their furs and body parts. People must protect these animals too so that we can still able to see them as time passes by.

    • Brice Springstean January 7, 2014 at 6:30 am

      Some of the reasons why the species of tigers declined are; Lack of protection infrastructure,degradation of habitats, lack of wildlife health management and tourists are ever ready to pay big money to see tigers in their natural environment.

  2. Bill Mickalson January 6, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    This video book page will help people to be aware of the fact that there are already species of tigers in Asia that are extinct. It will open all our mind especially of the children that these big cats are not a treat in us human as long as there’s a proper relationship with them. So, we should help them continue their existence and we must help to protect them.

  3. Tammy Cruise January 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Tigers lives in the countries with most population in the world and because of the habitat of the people is more important than the habitat of animals. The people in these countries start taking the animal’s habitat because the population are growing up quickly. And the tigers can’t live without a habitat.

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