Tiger Facts for Kids

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Join Albert as he explores amazing tiger facts for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Click on the images to hear silly sounds and then read about fun tiger facts like what do tigers look like?, what sound do tigers make?, how big are tigers?, what do tigers eat?, where do tigers live?, and more fun facts about tigers!

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What do tigers look like?

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Tigers are mammals which means that they are warm-blooded, have fur and they feed milk to their babies. 

Tigers are biggest type of cat. They are orange in color with distinctive, vertical black stripes going up and down their bodies. They also have white undersides.

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What sound do tigers make?

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Click the the image to hear the sound!

Roooaaaar! Can you roar like a tiger?

Tigers also hiss, cough, grunt, groan and growl.

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How big are tigers?

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Tigers are the biggest cats in the world. They are slightly bigger than lions.

Tigers grow between 4 and 10 feet (1 and 3 meters) long and stand at 27-48 inches (70-120 centimeters) tall. That’s bigger than most sofas!

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What do tigers eat?

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Tigers are carnivores which means that they only eat meat.

Tigers are excellent hunters and often catch deer and wild boar to eat.

Tigers usually hunt large animals including water buffalo, but they sometimes eat smaller animals like monkeys, fish and birds.

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Where do tigers live?

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Tigers live in a range of habitats. They are found in tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, grasslands and evergreen forests.

Some tigers live in very hot countries and some live in places with lots of ice and snow.

More fun facts about tigers for kids

  • The black stripes on a tiger are unique to each individual. They are like human fingerprints – no one else has the same as you.
  • The Siberian tiger is the only type of tiger that can live in very cold places. It has many adaptations to help it live in the snow. Adaptations are features that help an animal survive. The Siberian tiger has a thick layer of fat around its body to keep it warm. Its fur is also very thick, like a big coat you might wear in the winter. They keep moving which also helps them keep warm.
  • Tigers are solitary animals. This means that they live on their own a lot of the time. Although lions often live in groups or prides, tigers only spend time together when they are babies or cubs.
  • Female Siberian tigers only have babies once every 2 years.
  • Tigers can jump up to 16 feet (5 meters) that’s 2 and a half doors tall!
  • A roar can be heard up to 2 miles (3 kilometers) away.
  • Most cats hate water, but tigers love it! They often take a dip to cool down in the rainforest and even catch fish in the water.
  • Tigers can run up to 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), that’s as fast as your car!

Sources: Wikipedia, Live Science, Creative Commons, Britannica.com and Freesound.org

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Alphabetical list of animals that start with T

A full alphabetical list of popular animal names that begin with the letter T for toddlers and preschool kids.

  1. Tamarin
  2. Tang
  3. Tapir
  4. Tarantula
  5. Tarsier
  6. Tasmanian Devil
  7. Termite
  8. Tern
  9. Tetra
  10. Thorny Devil
  11. Tiger
  12. Tiger Shark
  13. Toad
  14. Tortoise
  15. Toucan
  16. Tree Frog
  17. Trout
  18. Turkey
  19. Turtle
  20. Tyrannosaurus Rex (extinct)

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