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TIGERS ON THE PROWL
A tiger is the biggest cat in the world and it can grow up to 4 metres tall. It can also weigh up to 300 kilograms. That’s one giant cat, imagine you owning one of them!
These huge cats are orange with black stripes not like many other cats. They are really good swimmers unlike most cats but they are endangered, (not many of them left). They also have a natural camouflage so they can hide from their prey and attack when they’re not looking.
Tigers are meat eaters so they need big jaws to drag their food or kill it. Unlike other cats tigers eat meat no matter how old it is. They also have a good sense of smell so they can smell their prey rather than looking for it all day with no clues.
Tigers are wild animals so they live in rainforests or jungles. Some people say that tigers have been seen in caves and swamps but it’s really unbelievable Due to this is not their natural habitat. Because of deforestation and logging tigers territory is also disappearing.
Tigers are also amazing leapers and they can leap up to 10 metres! They also swim like dogs and get quite hot before they do. Tigers can live up to 20 years (which in cat years is 140!)And when they sleep they get in big rows of 20 for safety. Sometimes the tigers prey is too fast for them and the tigers have to stop for a breath or a break. Some of their prey like antelopes can also go 100kph so the tigers only have a little chance of catching them.
It’s really fascinating that tigers are good swimmers and their 4 metres tall. Tigers are hard to handle so you can’t keep them as pets you can only stop deforestation!
School journal part 3 number 2 2006
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