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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

diet of the tiger

Tigers eat a variety of prey ranging in size from termites to elephant calves. However, an integral component of their diet are large-bodied prey weighing about 20 kg (45 lb) or larger such as moose, deer species, pigs, cows, horses, buffalos and goats. Occasionally they may consume tapirs, elephant and rhinoceros calves, bear species, leopards and Asiatic wild dogs.Tigers mainly rely on their sense of sight and hearing rather than on smell when hunting prey. They cautiously stalk their prey from the rear in attempt to get as close as possible to their unsuspecting prey. Then they attempt to take down their prey with a powerful bite to the neck and/ or throat.
Tigers may consume up to 40 kg (88 pounds) of meat at one time.
.It is estimated that every tiger consumes about 50 deer-sized animals each year, about one per week.
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behavior and characteristic of the tiger

 Tigers are solitary and territorial. Within their territory, a tiger may have a number of dens in caves, hollow trees, and dense vegetation.
- This is an instinctive behavior that allows them to protect themselves from danger. They can hide easily from harm.
• Tigers mostly feed on larger and medium sized animals. They can also prey on leopards, pythons, sloth bears and crocodiles. Like many predators, they are opportunistic and will eat much smaller prey, such as monkeys, peafowl, hares, and fish.
- Their feeding behaviors allow them to maximize the differential between benefits and costs Tigers usually hunt at night. They ambush their prey overpowering them from any angle, using their body size and strength to knock large prey off balance
- A learned behavior through habituation that allows tigers to be more successful in hunting their preys.
• When hunting large prey, tigers prefer to bite the throat and use their forelimbs to hold onto the prey, bringing it to the ground. The tiger remains latched onto the neck until its prey dies of strangulation. With small prey, the tiger bites the nape, often breaking the spinal cord, piercing the windpipe, or severing the jugular vein or common carotid artery.
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habitat of the tiger

A tiger's habitat is dependant on two basic factors. Firstly, it should provide good cover for stalking and secondly, it should have a good abundance of prey. Due to this, the tigers' domain covers almost every corner of India. It is found in the lower Himalayan mountainous regions of the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Although not as easy to sight due to the dense forests or thenorth eastern region, it's presence can definitely be felt from the alarmed calls of the rest of the animals.

The plains of the central region is where it is flourishing (by present standards) the most. It can be found in almost all of the numerous wildlife reserves in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The desert state of Rajasthan in thewest also boast of some excellent reserves such as Ranthambore, which are famous for their tiger populations. In the south, the tigers populations is widespread in the evergreen forests there, which stretch across the various states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In the eastern state of West Bengal, they thrive among themangrove swamps of the Sunderban National Park. In this park they have adapted to a habitat mainly consisting of mangroves distributed over numerous islands separated by saline water.

The tiger has shown its ability to adapt to various habitats. The main problem it faces is the disappearance of land in general, which is not being overrun by man.
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spicies of tiger

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) and weighing up to 306 kg (670 lb). It is the third largest land carnivore (behind only the Polar bear and the Brown bear). Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with lighter underside. It has exceptionally stout teeth, and the canines are the longest among living felids with a crown height of as much as 74.5 mm (2.93 in) or even 90 mm (3.5 in).[4] In zoos, tigers have lived for 20 to 26 years, which also seems to be their longevity in the wild.[5] They are territorial and generally solitary but social animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey requirements. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on Earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans.
Tigers once ranged widely across Asia, from Turkey in the west to the eastern coast ofRussia. Over the past 100 years, they have lost 93% of their historic range, and have been extirpated from southwest and central Asia, from the islands of Java and Bali, and from large areas of Southeast and Eastern Asia. Today, they range from the Siberian taiga to opengrasslands and tropical mangrove swamps. The remaining six tiger subspecies have been classified as endangered by IUCN. The global population in the wild is estimated to number between 3,062 to 3,948 individuals, down from around 100,000 at the start of the 20th century,[6] with most remaining populations occurring in small pockets that are isolated from each other. Major reasons for population decline include habitat destructionhabitat fragmentation and poaching.[1] The extent of area occupied by tigers is estimated at less than 1,184,911 km2 (457,497 sq mi), a 41% decline from the area estimated in the mid-1990s.[7]
Tigers are among the most recognisable and popular of the world's charismatic megafauna. They have featured prominently in ancient mythology and folklore, and continue to be depicted in modern films and literature. Tigers appear on many flagscoats of arms, and asmascots for sporting teams.[8] The Bengal tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh and India.[9][10]
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


This ferocious cat is the code name for Mac OS X 10.4, released April 29, 2005. Tiger follows a list of other felines in the Mac OS X lineup, including Panther (10.3), Jaguar (10.2), Puma (10.1), and Cheetah (10.0). Apple originally used the cat names as internal names for the operating system development, but actually started to market the names with the release of Jaguar. According to Apple, Tiger includes over 200 improvements from Mac OS X 10.3. A few of the most notable additions include an enhanced search feature called "Spotlight," an internal scripting program called "Automator," and quick information access via widgets from the new "Dashboard." Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is a feature-rich operating system that some may consider as a serious alternative to Windows. source
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