Every year, July 29 is observed as International Tiger Day to raise worldwide awareness about the depleting population of tigers and the necessity to protect tigers as well as their natural habitats. On International Tiger Day 2022, we will share with you some unique facts about the beautiful and ferocious beast.
International Tiger Day 2022
July 29 is Global Tiger Day, a day dedicated to protecting tigers from potential threats like poaching and loss of natural habitat, and providing these attractive creatures a safe and nurturing environment. On International Tiger Day 2022, let us learn some fascinating facts about the endangered big cat.
International Tiger Day: 10 Amazing facts about magnificent wild cat
- Of all the wild cat species inhabiting our Earth, tigers are the largest. A full-grown male tiger’s average weight is 300 kilograms, which is the collective weight of five average human beings.
- Tigers are excellent swimmers. These gorgeous residents of the wilderness love to spend time in water, swimming and relaxing for hours. As per data collected by wildlife observers, in a day an adult tiger can swim 30 kilometers.
- Even if you might think you’ve seen the same stripes in multiple tigers, that can’t be true. No two tigers in the world have the exact same stripes. Stripe patterns are asymmetrical, unique and vary in color shades as well.
- Tigers are nocturnal creatures and they love to hunt at night. The primary reason behind this is that they like to explore their territory in the dark and avoid human interference during daylight.
- Tigers are known for their impressive running speed. They have strong limbs, enabling them to spring at 65 kmph.
- The average life span of a tiger is 25 years when they live in the forest. Captivated tigers usually die before reaching the age of 20.
- The saliva of tigers has antiseptic properties. The saliva of tiger is rich in lysozyme enzymes which effectively heals wounds. Whenever injured, tigers lick themselves to prevent infection or festering of the wound.
- All tiger cubs are born blind and they attain clear vision few weeks after their birth. Since cubs are blind at the time of their birth, most of them perish of hunger or cold and only half of the cubs from a litter survive.
- Here’s the most hilarious fact about tigers: the aroma of their urine is like buttered popcorn. So, the next time you are in a forest, don’t let the smell of buttered popcorn trick you into embracing your death.
- As the world celebrates International Tiger Day 2022, are you curious to know where you can see tigers? India is the country with the largest population of tigers in the world and it home to more than 3000 tigers of different types.
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