Tiger Adaptations

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Tiger Adaptations

Tiger AdaptationsSuzie Barzyz

Q: Who would win in a fight, a tiger or a lion?The lion would win because the tiger's claws would get caught in the lion's mane, making him the 'king of the jungle.'

Adaptations are physical traits or behaviors that help animals survive.

Tigers have many physical adaptations. The warm color of their fur, and stripes help them camoflage into the Southeast Asian forests. They have adapted excellent hearing to track prey. Tigers have longer hind legs to help them leap forward. Their large padded feet help them move quietly throughout the forests. Curved claws help tigers climb and attack thair prey. Tigers have the longest canine teeth of the big cats, so they can cut through meat. these are all examples of physical or structural adaptations to help tigers survive. Behaviorally, tigers do not stay in large groups. This allows them to go unseen during the day. At night, when they are active, tigers usually act alone. Scroll through to examine some tiger adaptations.

Tigers are excellent swimmers! They adapted this behavior to help them cool off, travel, and hunt.

Large padded paws help tigers quietly stalk prey. Their claws are retractable to keep them sharp.

These white markings on the back of tiger ears function as "false eyes," leading other animals to believe the tiger sees them, even if he doesn't.

check out these big teeth! How do they help tigers survive?

View the video to learn more about endangered tigers. Did you find any more adaptations?


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