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.


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.


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.


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.


Although tigers are powerful and fast over short distances, the Bengal tiger cannot outrun fleet footed prey such as deer. Instead it uses stealth to catch its victims; attacking from the side or the rear.

The hind legs of tigers are extremely powerful. A fully-grown tiger can leap over 8 meters. – Drawing. 27×35 cm. 2019.


Tigers do not normally view humans as prey.Tigers will only attack a human if they feel threatened. Or if they’re really really hungry. If you were to ever encounter a tiger in the wild, slowly back far, far away while keeping eye contact with him. Chances are you’re in his territory and he wants you to leave more than he wants to eat you.

Drawing. 34×27 cm. 2019. There are records which indicate that tigers in ekstern Siberia travel 50 to 60 km in a day.