Tiger-Panthera tigris


Bheem, The Royal Bengal Tiger at Kanha National Park.
Cat Species

The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. It is an apex predator, primarily preying on ungulates such as deer and bovids. It is territorial and generally a solitary but so…

  • Scientific name: Panthera tigris
  • Biological rank: Species
  • Higher classifications: Panthera · Black panther
  • Weight: 65 kg – 167 kg (Female) · 0.70 kg – 1.40 kg (Newborn) · 90 kg – 306 kg (Male)
  • Speed: 49 km/h – 65 km/h (In short bursts)
  • Lifespan: 20 years – 26 years (In captivity)
Historical range of tiger is shown in pale yellow and current range (2006) in green.

Tiger By Rahulsharma photographyOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Map By By Sanderson, E., Forrest, J., Loucks, C., Ginsberg, J., Dinerstein, E., Seidensticker, J., Leimgruber, P., Songer, M., Heydlauff, A., O’Brien, T., Bryja, G., Klenzendorf, S., Wikramanayake, E. [CC BY 2.5 ], via Wikimedia Commons


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