Recognizing a tiger at the zoo is easy. But in their natural habitatWhere an animal or plant normally lives and grows., tigers are really hard to find. That’s because their unique orange, black and white stripe pattern helps them blend into the forests and grassy areas where they live and hunt.
Tigers are carnivores. They are quiet, patient hunters with large powerful paws and teeth to help them catch and eat their preyNoun: An animal that is hunted as food by another animal. Verb: To attempt to take an animal for food.. Some of their favorite meals include pigs, deer, rhinoceroses, and even small elephants.
Tigers hunt for their food but they are also hunted by humans for their valuable fur and body parts. Because of this, tiger researches think there may only be 3,500 tigers left in the world. This makes them an endangeredAnimals or plants that survive in such low numbers that they could become extinct in a few years unless something is done to help the populations increase. speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent..