Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tigers: More Virile than Your High School Boyfriend
1) Solitary animals, they will establish a territory as large as 100 square miles, the kill zone.
2) Of 8 original subspecies, 3 (Bali, Caspian, Javan) are now extinct.
3) There are now more tigers in captivity than in the wild.
4) Tigers make their first kill around the age of 18 months and live approximately 18 years.
5) The heaviest recorded tiger (a Siberian) weighed in at 1000 lbs.
6) While they can sleep for 18 hours a day, when the female is in heat, male tigers can mate up to 6 times an hour (we're assuming its pretty sloppy and there is very little foreplay).
Tiger Facts - telegraph.co.uk