?Celebrated every year on 29th July in order to recognise this ferocious yet beautiful and important creature and their habitats. The first International Tiger Day was established in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.
?This day is dedicated to tigers in order to promote awareness of conservation issues and inspire wildlife enthusiasts to help preserve habitats and curtail poaching.
Did you know…
?Some subspecies of tiger, such as the Bali, Caspian and Javan, have gone extinct due to continuous urban and industrial development that harms their natural habitats, as well as illegal hunting and climate change.
?Other subspecies such as the Malayan Tiger, which is found only on the Malay Peninsula, are critically endangered.
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?Tiger Cubs cannot see their mother, they can only follow the scent.
?Tigers eat lots of meat – an adult male can eat up to 20% of his body weight in 24 hours.
?Tigers are fantastic swimmers and are often seen in water.
?You know how humans have fingerprints and everyone’s fingerprint is different? Well, it’s the same with tigers. The stripes on their bodies are as unique just like human fingerprints.
?Some people think that tiger urine smells like buttered popcorn.