- The stripes on a Tiger are unique like human finger prints.
- The markings on a tiger’s forehead closely resemble the Chinese character for king, giving tigers a cultural status as a regal animal.
- Tigers have antiseptic saliva. They lick their wounds to disinfect them.
- Tigers have a brain that weighs over 300g.
- There are only about 3,500 tigers left in the wild. There are a greater number in captivity.
- A group of tigers is called an ambush or a streak.
- A tiger’s legs are so powerful that they can remain standing even when dead
- If you look a tiger in the eyes he is less likely to kill you.
- Tigers urine smells like buttered popcorn.
- Tigers can leap distances of over 6m, and jump up to 5m vertically.
Reason why tiger was chosen as the National animal
Tiger was chosen as the National animal of India due to its grace, strength, agility and enormous power. As the tiger is also considered as the king of Jungle, it was an obvious choice for the National Animal category. Since time immemorial, the tiger has been considered as a Royal Animal. Often, The Tiger as the National Animal of India symbolizes the power, strength, elegance, alertness, intelligence and endurance of the nation.