TIGERENS BRØL

Mennesker kan kun høre nogle af de lyde, som tigre bruger til at kommunikere. Vi kan høre frekvenser fra 20 hertz til 20.000 hertz, men hvaler, elefanter, næsehorn og tigre kan producere lyde under 20 hertz. Denne lave lyd, kaldet “infrasound”, kan høres på lang afstand, og den går gennem bygninger, tæt skov og kan endda passere gennem bjerge. Jo lavere frekvensen er, fra jo længere afstand kan lyden høres.

“Infrasound” kan lamme byttet, hvilket hjælper tigeren med at fange det. Nogle gange dør skabningen af frygt, før tigeren dræber den. Mennesker kan også mærke tigerens brøl, en fornemmelse, der kan forårsage øjeblikkelig lammelse, selv hos folk der har arbejdet med tigre i årevis.

01. Et tigerbrøl kan høres i en afstand af mindst 2 km. – Akvarel. 31×41. 2019. –

Uffe Christoffersen.

TIGER STRIPES

Tiger stripes are like human finger prints. Each of them are unique, no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.

The markings on a tiger’s forehead has a drawing similar to the Chinese character 王, which means “king”. The tiger replaces the lion as the king of animals in cultures in eastern Asia. It represents royalty, fearlessness and anger.

25. Tiger stripes are like human finger prints. – Drawing. 25×35 cm. 2019 – Uffe Christoffersen

TIGER BOXING

Rhytme is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, you need that rythme or you’re in trouble. – Sugar Ray Robinson. (1921 – 1989).

You kan say the same think about drawing.

23. A hero only appears once the tiger is dead. – Drawing. 35×25 cm. 2019 – Uffe Christoffersen

TIGERS’ NOSE AND EARS

You can know the approximate age of tigers through the colour of their nose. While young its pink in colour and keeps darkening to blackish-brown as they grow older.

The white spots at the back of the tiger’s ears are called ocelli. There are many theories about their function which remains largely unknown.

22. Tiger running effortlessly through the water to catch his prey, – Drawing. 35×25 cm. 2019 – Uffe Christoffersen.

TIGERS’ SHORT-TERM MEMORY

Tigers’ have one of the best memories of any animal, including humans. Tigers’ short-term memory alone lasts about thirty times longer than humans’, and their memories are made with stronger brain synapses, meaning that they can remember more and do not forget things as easily as we do.

21. Tiger running on the beach. – Drawing. 35×25 cm. 2019. – Uffe Christoffersen

TIGER RUNNING ON THE BEACH

Tigers are excellent swimmers and don’t avoid water. … Tigers are also found in the Sunderbans, the world’s largest single block of mangrove forest, where they are regularly seen swimming to get from island to island.

Tiger running on the beach. – Drawing. 25×35 cm. 2019. -Uffe Christoffersen.

TIGER PLAYING IN THE WATER

Tigers are adept swimmers. Unlike almost all other big cats, they enjoy bathing and often play in the water. As adults, they often swim several kilometers to hunt or to cross rivers. The only other big cat that doesn’t mind getting wet is the black panther. However, they don’t seek out water or play in the water like tigers do.

19. Looking a tiger in the eyes you are showing him you know he is there. – Drawing. 35×25 cm. 2019 – Uffe Christoffersen.

LOOKING FOR A TIGER

There is nothing like the thrill of walking through the jungle looking for a tiger on knowning they could be watching you.

18. Looking for a tiger. – Drawing. 35×25 cm. 2019. – Uffe Christoffersen.

TIGER EYES

Tigers have eyes with round pupils, unlike domestic cats, which have slitted pupils. Tigers’ night vision is about six times better than humans. Most tigers have yellow eyes.

17. Looking directly into the tigers eyes. – Drawing. 35×26 cm. 2019 – Uffe Christoffersen.

TIGERS TAIL

The tails of Bengal tigers are shorter than those of Siberian tigers which, in fully grown males, are about 1 m. length. Tigers have a variety of uses for their tails. When jumping, they use their tails as rudders, Their tails help them balance when they are climbing.

Tigers also use their tails to communicate with each other. An upright, slowly wagging tail indicates friendliness, while an outstretched, quickly wagging tail indicates excitement, and a tail that is barely moving and angled towards the ground indicates tenseness.

To have a tiger by the tail. – Drawing. 27×35 cm. 2019.