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What do you think of tigers, before and after you read the information?

Before I read the information: Majestic creatures
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Before I read the information: Man-Eating beasts
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After I read the information: Majestic creatures
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After I read the information: Man-eating beasts
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Mezzanota » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:21 am

This is why I don't like to keep pet fish or birds. It's like you're keeping them in prison just for people to stare at! And anyway, they don't really do much...

If I were a tiger or a lion or any other animal, I'd rather die than be kept in a stupid cave to be stared at, or I'd rather fall in a volcano than have humans take my fur/bones to sell.

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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Blightwolf » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:10 am

As for the humans taking the fur and bones of tigers... I think that's mainly based on culture (and the value you get of the skin and bone of an exotic animal in the black market, of course). Tiger has a different status in different cultures. In some cultures, it's glorified and worshipped as a god, in some it's feared and hated beast.
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Mezzanota » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:16 am

On animal planet, there was a show which had temple in India where monks worshipped tigers; in fact, they believed that when a human died, they were reborn as tigers, so they had 11 tigers in the temple and were trying to improve it because there were only 6 or 7 monks or something...
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by looloo » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:45 pm

Tigers are wonderful creatures and shouldnt be treated the way they are now because there is no good reason to treat them that way, some people say they do it because the fur looks nice so we will take it and wear it as clothes! Well we dont need tiger fur!! We already have enough cloth to make even better clothes! I just want the war to stop and people give the freedom back to them! Because there is NO good reason for people to kill Big Cats anyway!

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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by SolitaryPride » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:41 am

Tigers are one of the most allusive Big Cats, they are rarely ever seen in the wild, and it is estimated, that Tiger will be extint in the wild and another ten years.
There home land is shrinking, and there habitat is getting detoryed.
You can read how one man deadicated himself in releasing zoo born Tiger in to the wild, in Africa, and his name is Dave Salmoni. You can read more about this amazing story here:
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Switch » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:50 pm

looloo wrote:Tigers are wonderful creatures and shouldnt be treated the way they are now because there is no good reason to treat them that way, some people say they do it because the fur looks nice so we will take it and wear it as clothes! Well we dont need tiger fur!! We already have enough cloth to make even better clothes! I just want the war to stop and people give the freedom back to them! Because there is NO good reason for people to kill Big Cats anyway!

5/5 evel smilies for bad people that kill animals!

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Yeah,We don't eat their meat (well some people do,but usually if we don't need to we dont'). And their fur looks pretty? That's WHAT FAKE FUR IS FOR!!

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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by chelseaojedasoto1234 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:03 pm

The tiger is the largest cat in the world. It is easy to recognize, with its coat of red-orange and dark stripes. The tiger is a powerful hunter. It has sharp teeth, strong jaws, and a muscular body. The tiger is a carnivore; this means that it eats other animals. The tiger is an endangered animal. There are only between 5,000 and 7,000 tigers surviving in the wild. The tiger belongs to a group of animals called mammals. Other mammals include lions, horses, and humans. The tiger is a fierce hunter and its diet consists entirely of meat. The largest known Siberian tiger weighed 1,027 pounds. Unlike, some big cats, tigers like to live alone. There is only one species, or type of tiger. This species is divided into five subspecies. These are the Sumatran, Siberian or Amur, Bengal or Indian, South China, and Indo-Chinese tigers. The best-known tiger is the Bengal tiger of India. The rarest tiger is the small south China tiger--there are only about 30 of them. The smallest tiger is the Sumatran tiger. Once there were three other subspecies of tiger--the Bali, Java, and Caspian tigers. Sadly, all these tigers are now extinct. The Siberian tiger is the largest of all the tigers and has a long, thick coat.
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Songdog » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:08 am

Please remember to stay on topic, and do not turn this topic into an argument.

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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by chelseaojedasoto1234 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:27 pm

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The tiger (part of the Felidae family) is a beautiful and majestic creature. Tigers are highly adaptable: they can be found in, from the Siberan taiga to the tropical mangrove swamps to grasslands.

The following are eleven interesting tiger facts. Enjoy :)

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1. Most tigers have more than 100 stripes, and no two tigers have the same stripes.

2. The roar of a tiger can be heard from over a mile away!

3. There are nine subspecies of tiger: the Bengal tiger, the Indochinese tiger, the Malayan tiger, the Sumatran tiger, the Siberian tiger, and the South China tiger. There are also three extinct subspecies : Balinese, Javan and Caspian

3. The Siberian tiger (photo above) is the biggest of the nine subspecies [outlined above]. These beasts can reach an average head and body length of 190-230 centimetres (75-90 in). They can weigh up to 300 kilograms. Now that’s a beast!

4. A tiger marks its territory by spraying trees and bushes (contained inside the territory) with its urine, and also leaves deep scratches on tree trunks.

5. One averaged sized tiger can eat upto 60 pounds of meat at a single time!

6. A tiger’s canine teeth can grow up to three inches long, easily capable of crunching through the spine of any creature on Earth: like a warm knife through butter.

7. The tendons in a tiger’s leg are very strong: even after being shot dead, a tiger was known to have remained standing. That’s strength.

8. A tiger is diurnal, which means its peak times of activity are dawn and dusk.

9. A tiger eats around six kilos of meat per day, but can go as long as a week without a meal.

10. A tiger’s saliva is antiseptic, and comes handy when a tiger cleans its wounds.

11. A tiger’s striped coat is perfect for camouflage, among tall weeds and grass. Also, if you were to shave all the fur off a tiger’s skin, the stripes would still remain!
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by chelseaojedasoto1234 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:33 pm

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Description of Tigers
The Tiger is described as a large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera tigris) of the feline, Felidae family. Tigers have a tawny coat with transverse black stripes.

The scientists who study animals (zoology ) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae ( the family of bears) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus americanus (American Black Bear)

Species of Tigers
There are five different species of Tigers - White Tigers are not a separate species:

* Siberian (Panthera tigris altaica)
* Indochinese (Panthera tigris corbetti)
* South China (Panthera tigris amoyensis)
* Bengal (Panthera tigris tigris)
* Sumatran (Panthera tigris sumatrae)


Facts about where Tigers live and what they eat!
Tigers are native to Asia
The common habitat are deciduous and tropical rainforests. Grassy or swamp areas
The diet of Tigers consist of small and large game including wild deer, cattle and pigs

Basic Facts about Tigers

The name of a male is referred to simply as a tiger
The name of a female is referred to as a she-tiger
The name or offspring, or a baby Tiger, is a cub
The average size of a litter is two
The sound made by a Tiger is referred to as a growl

Facts about the Size of Siberian Tigers ( the biggest)
Fully grown they reach the length of 13 feet
An adult male weighs up to 700 lb


Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Tigers

* Solitary animals
* Territorial animals
* It is estimated the world population of tigers is less than 8,000

What does that word mean??
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* What is a Mammal?
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A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young
* What is a Vertebrate?
o A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord
* What is an Invertebrate?
o An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment environment
* What is a Carnivore?
o A Carnivore is an animal which eats mainly meat
* What is a Herbivore?
o A Herbivore is an animal which eats mainly plants and grass
* What is an Omnivore?
o An Omnivore is an animal which eats both meat and plants
* What is an Amphibian?
o An Amphibian is an animal spend part of its life under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs)

Some fascinating information & facts about the words that are often used to describe animals! Read the information and and facts then decide how a Tiger should be described!


Endangered Species
Wild life experts consider that Tigers are an endangered species. The Bali, Javan, and Caspian tigers have been lost forever and are now extinct. An “endangered” species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to Habitat Destruction, Introduction of Exotic Species, Disease, Pollution, and Over exploitation. Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife. Interesting facts about endangered Species.



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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Misticatnight » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:43 pm

I have never seen any animal as vicious. So many animals have been characterized as vicious because of certain traits that some humans humerously see as frightening. Wolves, because of myths, bears, because of their size and past relationships with humans, pitbulls, because of stupid people that train them to fight. It's very sad how judgemental humans can be of things they don't understand. And our first response to something unusual is to kill it; why?!

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"They just don't trust what they can't explain. I know we're different but, deep inside us, we're not that different at all". -Phill Collins

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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by chelseaojedasoto1234 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:48 am

The tiger is one the largest of the four big cats, and one that is very fascinating to people all over the world.

Tigers are fierce predators with a calculated intelligence that makes them one of the leaders out there in their natural environment. They have been able to successfully evolve for millions of years and continually adapting well to their surroundings.

Most people easily recognize the tiger due to the stripes found on their bodies. These patterns of white and black stripes create very interesting patterns. They also give the tiger a coloring that helps to prevent them from being confused with the other types of big cats.

Ruthless Hunters

Tigers are extremely calculated when it comes to hunting. However, they don’t always make the kill as you would expect them to. When they are able to sneak up on prey they only have a few seconds to pounce and to kill them by biting them in the neck area. They can take down animals much lager than themselves if they are healthy and they are good hunters.

Tiger Species

1. Bengal Tiger
2. Siberian Tiger
3. Sumatran Tiger
4. Malayan Tiger
5. Indochinese Tiger
6. South China Tiger
7. Extinct Tiger Species

Tigers tend to be loners so you won’t see them hunting in groups as you do lions. However, they have been known to share their prey with others which is a good indication that they do communicate with each other on different levels. Tigers are able to leap more than 30 feet which definitely gives them an advantage when it comes to finding and attacking their prey.

Tigers tend to go their own ways except when they wish to mate with each other. After mating the go their own way. The female will find a den for her cubs to be born in. This takes place approximately 16 weeks after conception. The cubs are blind at birth and she will feed them milk from her body for about 8 weeks before they venture outside of the den with her. She may have from 1 to 4 cubs at a time.

There are 6 out of 9 species of tigers left on Earth. How long they will be able to survive though is in question. Right now all 6 of these remaining species are considered to be endangered. Even with conservation efforts in place the future for them seems very uncertain. There are still many significant changes that must take place if they are going to be able to get their numbers up enough to have strong hopes of survival.

siberian tiger

Siberian Tiger Close-up
When we say that the numbers of tigers out there are very small, it isn’t an exaggeration. Most of the species have less than 1,000 of them remaining. That means it is hard to protect them and to encourage mating at a rate that the numbers will increase. Protection against inbreeding also needs to take place so that the genetic pool of those that are created isn’t compromised in the process.

It doesn’t help that tigers are often in the spotlight when negative things have occurred involving them. These scenarios include the attack in Las Vegas at the Siegfried and Roy Show, tigers that escape from zoos and attack people, and even though in the circus that have attacked trainers or people in the crowd. While these incidents are isolated, they tend to get a huge amount of attention in the media.

One of the problems with the tiger is that less than half of their offspring live to be 2 yeas of age, let alone mature enough to mate themselves. Those that do survive though are usually about to live about 15 years in the wild. In captivity they can live about 20 years on average. Some of the Siberian Tigers in captivity though are more than 25 years old so they seem to do better than the other species.
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Razorfang » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:00 pm

That is an interesting amount of information about Tigers, chelseaojedasoto1234 ! Thank you for sharing!

Just one question, Have you written down this all yourself or have you found it on the web? I would like to see the original article aswell, If you can find it back :)

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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by chelseaojedasoto1234 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:43 pm

That is an interesting amount of information about Tigers, chelseaojedasoto1234 ! Thank you for sharing!

Just one question, Have you written down this all yourself or have you found it on the web? I would like to see the original article aswell, If you can find it back :)


I typed all this, I can tell more information about them. If you do want to know more, tiger facts or anything else, please pm me and I will see what I can do. Thx for enjoying and reading these about these fascinating tigers :D
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Re: Tigers: Majestic Creatures or Man-eating Beasts?

Post by Razorfang » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:57 pm

chelseaojedasoto1234 wrote: I typed all this, I can tell more information about them. If you do want to know more, tiger facts or anything else, please pm me and I will see what I can do. Thx for enjoying and reading these about these fascinating tigers :D

ah ok :D

Well, I would like to know more facts, but I prefer not to PM. ;) can you out them here too? :D

You have a great knowledge of Tigers. I like that :)

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