Shere Kahn and other Tigers I have known...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tigers are like the 'other' King of the Jungle. Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book made the tiger, Shere Kahn,  into a dangerous bastard who was not to be trusted. This was based on the real behavior of Tigers as they are great hunters and will stealthily glide through the jungle to catch their lunch. 


The tiger (Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family; the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. This means that  Shere Kahn will fuck you up, man.


Tigers can reach up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in  length and weigh up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds).  The most numerous tiger subspecies is the Bengal tiger while the largest subspecies is the Siberian tiger.


They are beautiful animals and as such their skins were much sought after and as a result, the numbers of tigers are dangerously low. World Wild Fund has some views on the issue.


Tiger with its kill of a Sambar Deer, Madhya Pradesh, India


This calf is having a bad day. Clearly, it's not a natural setting.


Love them bones!

tiger eating meat
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Meat on ice, to keep it Tiger Fresh!


Like most cats, Tigers some times need to eat grass to assist with their digestion. This is especially so after eating an impala..


Snooze, you loose, Blesbuck as the South China Tigers are fucking fast.


Tiger on the prowl...

Tiger facts from WWF:
  • Tigers are found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia (Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Russia (Far East), Thailand and Vietnam.
  • The 6 living subspecies of tigers are: Amur, Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, South China and Sumatran.
  • The Bali, Caspian and Javan tiger subspecies have all become extinct.
  • Wild tiger numbers have fallen by about 95% over the past 100 years.
  • Tigers survive in 40% less area than they occupied a decade ago.

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