Tigers are the largest of the cat family. Their main diet in the wild would be deer, antelopes, wild pigs, peacocks, monkeys and even the occasional buffalo. As you may have guessed, tigers like their meat! Tigers are found in Asia and from Siberia to the Indonesian islands but they are most numerous now in India and Malaysia. They inhabit mainly grasslands and areas bordering forests and rivers. These large cats can reach weights of around 500 pounds. Their rich yellow or orange striped fur with black markings are highly priced in the illegal fur trade and poaching has made several tigers extinct or nearly extinct. A large tiger can reach nine feet in length and it's best not to argue with such a large pussycat.
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