Tigers By :Tabby Griffith
Organism Family, Genus, SpeciesOrganism Family: FelidaeGenus: PantheraSpecies: Tigers (Sumatran Tiger, Amur [or Siberian] tiger [Panthera tigris altaica], Indian [or Bengal] tiger [Panthera tigris], South China tiger [Panthera tigris amoyensis], Malayan tiger [Panthera tigris jacksoni], Indo-Chinese tiger [Panthera tigris corbetti])Physical Appearances
Amur Tigerslargest of the tiger subspecies. Males can grow up to more than 10.5 feet from head to tail and weigh up to 660 pounds. Females are smaller, reaching just 8.5 feet in length and about 200 to 370 pounds in weight.paler orange fur than the other tiger species and brown instead of black stripes. They have white chests and bellies and a white ruff of fur around their necks.
Indian or Bengal Tigercream or white in color also orange-brownThe size of a male tiger can range up to 10 ft., female to 9 ft.The weight of a male can be up to 500 lb., female to 300 lb.; largest existing member of the cat familyThe coat color is reddish orange with narrow black, gray or brown stripes, generally in a vertical direction. The underside is creamy or white; a rare variant has a chalky white coat with darker stripes and icy blue eyes
South China TigerSmallMales reach about 8 ft. in length and weigh about 330 lbs, females reach about 7.5 ft. and weigh about 240 lbs.The stripes of this subspecies are particularly broad, but they are also spaced further apart than in other tigers.
Malayan TigerSmall in size.Males can grow to 7.7 ft and weigh about 260 lbs. Females can grow to 6.5 ft and weigh 220 lbs.Fur color varies between orange, black, and white.
Indo- Chinese TigerSmall in sizeMales can grow to 9 ft. and weigh about 330 lbs to 430 lbs. Females can grow to 8 ft. and weigh about 220 287 lbs.Dark orang or golden fur and not so bold stripes.
physiology Tigers have short, powerful jawsThey have 30 teethThey have good hearingThey use vision to find preyTheir eyes capture more light at night than humans do
Habitat and Niche
Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Russia. Tigers like to live in swamps, grasslands,and rain forests.Usually where Tigers live there are trees, bushes, and clumps of tall grassThey are a prime consumer in the enviornment
Energy provider and other animals & EnemiesDeer foodAntelope foodWild dog other animalWild buffalo other animalHumans enemiesOther tigers - enemies
ReproductionSexual No Set Season3-4 cubsBeneficial: Tigers are endangered, more cubs meand more tigers to grow the specie
Threats/ Enviornmental HazardsHumansHeatLoss of habitat ( water, humans growth )Tigers are also a threat because they are the predator and top consumer
Why are they important?Indian CultureSymbol for power, magnificence, fierceness, beauty, valor, & braveryHindu mythology, folkloreVehicle for the goddess DurgaTop Predator; means a healthy forestBibliography "sea world ." sea world. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2014. http://seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-infobooks/tiger/physical-characteristics/"Tiger Species." Tiger Facts and Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2014. http://www.tigers-world.com/tiger-species/Staff, OurAmazingPlanet. "Iconic Cats: All 9 Subspecies of Tigers." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 16 Nov. 2010. Web. 28 May 2014. http://www.livescience.com/29822-tiger-subspecies-images.html"Bengal Tiger Information." ,Bengal Tiger Informative Facts,Indian Bengal Tiger Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. http://www.indiantiger.org/bengal-tigers/bengal-tiger-information.html"The South China Tiger." The South China Tiger. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2014. http://www.tigers.org.za/south-china-tiger.html#.U4YRiMvD-2w