Beautiful, deadly and endangered. The tiger is all of these. Below you will find 10 fascinating facts and 10 incredible photographs of this magnificent animal.The tiger is the largest of the four “big cats” (lions, jaguars, leopard and tigers) and is an apex predator, meaning it resides at the top of their food chain with no predators of their own.
The largest sub-species of tiger is the Siberian Tiger, while the most numerous is the Bengal tiger.Tigers are obligate carnivores, meaning they depend solely on the nutrients found in animal flesh.
The Mighty Tiger
Hybridisation among the big cats, including the tiger, was first conceptualised in the 19th century, when zoos were particularly interested in the pursuit of finding oddities to display for financial gain. Lions have been known to breed with tigers to create hybrids called ligers and tigons.