Monday, November 11, 2019

DYK: 10 facts based around the Tiger

From: Paul R.
Sent: November 8, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: DYK: 10 facts based around the Tiger

Thanks Paul for showing interest in Tigers and requesting us to put together a post and video on the subject matter.

1. Did you know that in 2001, a baby bear, lion, and tiger were rescued from a drug dealers house in Atlanta. They had bonded as a trio and remained friends for over 15 years. Usually as animals grow older, they grow apart from other species, but these three remained close and even lived in the same habitat.
Learn more.

2. Did you know that tigers have false eyes on the back of their ears to stop predators from attacking them? You may have noticed that tigers have prominent white markings on their ears. From certain angles, it may not look like anything special, but when seen from a particular direction they actually look like large eyes. Known as eyespots, this type of self-mimicry is actually fairly common—and isn’t limited to cats. Butterflies and peacocks are some of the most well-known examples. Learn more.

Funny Tiger Pictures

3. Did you know a tiger's coat pattern is still visible when it is shaved? This is not due to skin pigmentation, but to the stubble and hair follicles embedded in the skin, similar to human beards (colloquially five o'clock shadow), and is in common with other big cats. Learn more.


4. Did you know that the Golden Tabby tiger is one of the world's rarest big cats and does not have the distinctive black stripes? Only about 30 are left in the world. Learn more.

5. Did you know that a man, Zhan, did not want to pay for a ticket to get into the zoo? Instead of buying a ticket, like his family did, he decided to scale a wall to get in. He ended up in a tiger enclosure and was promptly mauled to death while onlookers watched and recorded video of it. Learn more.

6. Did you know that in 1997, a poacher wounded a tiger and stole part of its kill. The tiger found the poacher's cabin, destroyed his belongings, waited at least half a day for him to return, then killed and ate him. Learn more.

7. Did you know that according to scientists the South China Tiger is "functionally extinct" as one has not been spotted in the wild for over 25 Years, however a banker known as Stuart Bray has 19 of them held in captivity at the Laohu Valley Reserve in South Africa. Learn more.

8. Did you know that a tiger is not a very successful hunter. For every 20 attempts at killing an animal, a tiger only achieves its goal once. Therefore, it will spend much of its life hunting, only to eat once every four or five days. For this reason, it must try to eat as often and as much as possible. Learn more.

9. Did you know that a Tiger's roar is so loud that is can be heard from over 2 miles away and can reach up to 114 decibels, which is about as loud as a jet airplane taking off. Learn more.

10. Did you know that Amur (Siberian) tigers regularly prey on young bears and sub-adult brown bears. Reports of preying on fully grown small female adult Ussuri brown bears by a big male tiger are common as well. Certain tigers have been reported to imitate the calls of Asian black bears to attract them. Learn more.

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