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Fact: Tigers and jaguars, which are cats of the forest, are stockier and have shorter limbs made for climbing than the big cats of the wide-open savannas. Source: World Wildlife Fund

Fact: Like a sprinter, the tiger runs quickly, but only for short distances (about 80 feet). Unlike the human, tigers may reach speeds up to 43 mph (70 kph). The fastest humans can sprint 100 meters in a little less than 10 seconds (22.4 mph or 36 kph).
Sources: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Sumatran Tiger Trust

Fact: Wild tigers typically avoid human contact. Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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A tiger looking over his domain.
Image Source: Hollingsworth, John and Karen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Fact: A tiger can leap as much as 10 feet (3 meters) in a single jump. Source: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Fact: From the tiger -- the largest cat in the world -- to domestic kittens, they both are meat eaters (carnivores) and members of the family Felidae.
Sources: The Tiger Foundation and World Wildlife Fund

Fact: A tiger walks on its toes. Source: The Sumatran Tiger Trust

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Let sleeping Bengal tigers lie... shhh!
Image Source: Stolz, Gary M., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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