TIGERS and 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.

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Unlike many other animals, tigers do not drink water by lapping it up on the top of their tongue, due to their tongue bristles. Instead, they cup the back of their tongue to flick water droplets into the air, which they then close their mouth over.

If you rile a tiger, he’s going to show his claws. – Drawing. 24×35 cm. 2019

DEN STRIBEDE LØVE

Tigeren (Panthera tigris) kan beskrives som et orange rovdyr med sorte striber, eller måske må den tværtimod betragtes som et sort rovdyr med orange bånd. 
Der findes ikke to tigre der har det samme mønster af sorte striber. 
Ved en stribe i denne betydning af ordet, forstås et langagtigt sort område på en farvet baggrund. En stribe adskiller sig fra en streg eller linje derved at en stribe i modsætning hertil har en anseelig bredde, undertiden så bred, at det ikke objektivt kan afgøres, hvad der er stribe og hvad der er baggrund.
Disse sorte striber er med til at give tigerens hoved en maskekarakter og dobbelttydighed. De danner et netværk af mønster som en arabesk, der oftest er symmetrisk opbygget, og som synes at kunne fortsætte i det uendelige.  
Uffe Christoffersen 2019

KEEPING EYE CONTACT WITH A TIGER

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.