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.

TIGER LEAP

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 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.

.

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

SHARE THE MEAL TOGETHER

Tigers are nicer than lions. Unlike lions, who would fight to the death over a kill, when a tiger crosses paths with another tiger while hunting, they often share the meal together. Also, when several tigers are present at a kill, the males will wait for females and cubs to eat first, again, unlike lions, which do the opposite. Tigers rarely argue or fight over a kill and simply wait turns.

Drawing. 25×27 cm. 2019. Tiger can reach top speed of 49 to 65 km. per hour. – Uffe Christoffersen.