Celebrated on July 29th
No two tigers have the same stripes. Like human fingerprints, their stripe patterns are unique to each individual. Stripes range in color from light brown to black and are not symmetrical on both sides of the tiger. Tigers are the only cat species that are completely striped. They even have stripes on their skin. Stripe density varies by subspecies. The stripes on a Sumatran tiger are closer together than those on any other subspecies.
They may be big and heavy, but tigers are by no means slow movers. In fact, at full speed they can reach up to 65km/h (40 mph)!
They can make horizontal leaps of up to 33ft. The Latin name for the tiger is ‘Panthera tigris‘. They can measure up to 11ft, including tail. They can weigh up to 670lbs.