Zookeeper installed the camera in a zoo cage of pregnant tigress where the camera captured the tigress giving birth to two rare tiger cubs on 7th January at UK .
Here are some facts and knowledgeable information about tigers y’all should must know-
On average, tigers give birth to two to four cubs every two years. If all the cubs in one litter die, a second litter may be produced within five months. Tigers generally gain independence at around two years of age and attain sexual maturity at age three or four for females and four or five years for males.
Tigers are pregnant for about three and a half months before giving birth. Prior to birthing, she will find a sheltered spot – either inside a cave, within a dense group of bushes or trees, or in a depression in the thick grass. Once she is sheltered and feels comfortable and safe, she will give birth to her cubs.
Female tigers are induced ovulators, which means the act of mating causes the female to release an egg for fertilization. Several days of mating interactions may be required to stimulate ovulation and guarantee fertilization of the egg. Both male and female tigers may have several mates over their lifetime.
Mother bahavior – Female tigers are highly protective mothers. They work hard to keep their cubs safe from danger, such as attacks from other wildlife like snakes, wolves or even other tigers. A tiger pregnancy lasts approximately 3.5 months and an average litter contains 2–3 cubs, although it can contain up to six.
Father behaviour – A male tiger, known to be the father, is observed to be taking care of these cubs. In tigers, it is usually the mother that provides parental care, teaching cubs to hunt, mark territories and survive. A male tiger caring for cubs is rare in tiger behaviour.
Qualities of tigers- They are tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding and soft in mysterious, unexpected places. Tigers have soft toe pads which help them walk silently through their habitat. A tiger will typically travel 6-12 miles during a night’s hunting. During the day, a tiger’s stripes can act as camouflage, allowing it to blend in with its surroundings for stalking and ambushing its prey. Unlike most members of the cat family, Tigers like water. They are good swimmers and often cool off in pools or streams. – Tigers can tell the age, gender, and reproductive condition of other Tigers by smelling their urine. – If you look a Tiger in the eyes it is less likely to kill you.
Theory about tiger’s false eyes – Tigers have white spots surrounded by black fur on the back of their ears. It has been suggested that they act as false eyes to warn of their presence or discourage other species from attacking them from behind. Other theories suggest that it helps tiger cubs follow their mother through tall grass.
Are tigers colour blind ? – These animals, like most mammals, are dichromats. They have just two types of functioning color receptors in the eye, meaning they are red-green blind. They struggle to distinguish between green tones and red-orange tones. For them, tigers will match the surrounding forest pretty well.
Here are three interesting facts about baby tigers- Tiger cubs are born blind and are completely dependent on their mother. Baby tiger cubs are unable to see for the first five to ten days outside of their mother’s womb. This is because they are born with a film over their eyes that takes several days to rupture. Newborn tiger cubs weigh between 785 and 1,610 grams (1.75 to 3.5 lb). The tiger cubs’ eyes will open sometime between six to twelve days. However, they do not have their full vision for a couple of weeks.
What Do Tiger Cubs Eat? Tiger cubs drink their mother’s milk to survive, but when they’ve grown a little and are between six to eight weeks old, they can eat regular food, too. By the time they’re six months old, they don’t need milk anymore. Tigers are carnivores, which means they eat meat.
A few facts about tigers –
1. Tiger stripes are unique.
2. Tigers can use their ears to communicate.
3. India has over half the world’s population of tigers.
4. One meal a week.
5. The vocal repertoire of tigers is vast.
6. Tigers have been around for over 2 million years.
7. Tigers are endangered.
8. On average two tigers are seized from traffickers every week.
I hope y’all enjoyed these facts about tigers and gathered some knowledge from it.
Now back to our Lil newborn baby cubs story-
Now back to our Lil newborn baby cubs story- The zookeeper kept on filming mother tigress behaviour when she gave birth , like how she take care of her child and many other things. I hope that zookeeper have contacted me before so that I could give him such information about tigers in advance.