Tigers are the largest wild cats that walk on our planet earth. This is the third-largest carnivore on land and is uniquely recognizable through its strip pattern. Tigers are often looked as beautiful and furious and perhaps this is a solo driving factor that makes them even more interesting creatures in this world. But, sadly the dwindling tiger species is now a matter of concern to preserve these wild big cats. Tigers deserve to take away a fair share of all conservation efforts that need to be protected. No doubt the beauty and wilderness of the forest lie in the Tigers which are now getting endangered. Many wildlife lovers and photographers visit wildlife sanctuaries and national parks for tiger sightseeing. Several tiger safaris are available for spotting tigers in its natural habitat and India is the best place for planning wildlife holiday to witness the wild big cats in a jungle safari.
Interesting facts about tigers – Here are some of the least known facts about tigers which will leave you amazed:
Tigers are the largest creatures among other wild cats – Royal Bengal Tigers are the largest amongst other wild big cats but did you know that the male tigers weigh up to 300 kgs.
Tigers are nocturnal animals – they are nocturnal in nature and they do prefer engaging in most of their hunting activities at night. The reason behind this is that tigers mostly prefer to avoid conflicting with human beings during daylight and also guard around their territory in the dark.
Tiger cubs are born blind and only half of them remain alive – the newborn baby tigers are born blind and only a few of them can survive for long. They just follow the scent of their mother and most of them die of hunger and cold. Some of them become prey of male tigers.
Tigers love to swim and play in the water – these cat species are fond of playing in the water and enjoys swimming for hours especially in the summer season. Since the cubs, female tigers encourage or help them to learn the art of hunting; they even have the ability to kill in the water as well.
Tiger live for 25 years – the life expectancy of tigers is about 20-25 year, whether they are kept in captivity or in the wild. Though most of them die at the age of 20, like for instance, the queen of Ranthambore – tigress Machli died at the age of 19.
Tigers are solitary creatures – these are considered as solitary as unlike the sights of multiple tigers kept in one cage, you are less likely to spot the same age group of tigers roaming around the wildlife reserve. The big cats usually like to stay alone and observe while taking a leisure walk or perhaps building new strategies for his meals.
Tigers do not usually view humans as prey – the wild big cats tend to attach human beings only when they feel threatened unless you look delicious. On a serious note, we cannot deny the fact that there have been constant reports on tigers killing humans in rural areas, so it is best to stay away from their territory.
Ranthambore National Park is best recommended for tiger sightseeing in its natural habitat and experience the wilderness of Ranthambore. It is situated in Rajasthan and offers a great chance to captures these wild beasts in the jungle. These creatures are simply beautiful and supper cuddly cubs and are mostly found near water reserves. Ranthambore is enclosed with innumerable water sources divided into different zones of the wildlife reserve. So, if you are planning your wildlife holidays in India and have a desire to spot tigers in its natural habitat then Ranthambore National Park is highly recommended for you to include in your wildlife safari. Enjoying Ranthambore safari is more than tiger sightseeing as you will find many other wild creatures in the jungle.