29 July 2017

World Tiger Day

29 July  - World Tiger Day

International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues

Most beautiful Picture of Tiger and the cub

Amol Bais, a resident of Chandrapur, couldn't hide his enthusiasm as he recollected the first day of 2016 as if it was yesterday. Seated in an open vehicle during the morning safari, he saw Maya, the tigress from Tadoba, getting a 'hug' from her cub, and even as he immortalised that moment, he had no clue that months later his iconic image would end up to be used on a postal stamp.

 Amol Bais who clicked the lovely photo of  "tigress with her cub".

Important Facts of Tiger

  • All tigers have more than 100 stripes on their body but not two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
  • Tigers have been divide into 8 subspecies – Indian (or Bengal), Indo-Chinese, Sumatran, Amur (or Siberian), South China, Caspian (extinct), Java (extinct), and Bali (extinct).
  • Tigers keep their claws sharp by keeping it inside the retractable sheath and taking it out only when required for hunting.

  • Tigers, Lions, Leopards and Jaguars are the only four types of cats that can roar but cannot purr.
  • The vision of the tiger is six times better than a human at night. They also hunt by hearing and sight and not by smell.

  • All tiger subspecies put together currently amount to fewer than 3,000 endangered tigers remaining in the wild.
  • A tiger in one sitting may eat 22 to 32 kilograms of meat but it may also go hungry for weeks.

  • White Tigers are not albinos. They just do not have the orange colored genes.
  • A tiger can leap as high as 10 feet in a single jump.
  • The smallest of all tiger species is the Sumatran tiger and the largest the Siberian tiger.

“Tigers are one of the most beautiful animals on planet earth. They have been evoked in literature, proverbs and plays for their majestic strength and beauty”

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