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Tiger Facts

- Tigers can live to 20 years of age in zoos but only 15 years in the wild.

- Wild tigers do not live in Africa, and are thought to have originated from Southern China.

- A group of tigers is called a Streak.

- The liger is a cross between a male lion and a tigress.

- Most tigers have over 100 stripes.

- Only four cats are capable of roaring the Lion, Leopard, Jaguar and the Tiger.

- A tiger can spend up to eighteen hours sleeping.

- The tigers most developed sense is its hearing.

- Tigers do not purr.

- Tigers are very good swimmers.

- The tigers claws are retractable.

- The South China tiger has the fewest stripes.

- The ratio of adult tigers in the wild is approximately 1 male to 2 females.