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Live Donkey Fed to Tigers at Chinese Zoo
The incident has horrified animal welfare advocates and highlights cruel behaviour that can happen at some of the country’s zoos.
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Tiger Kills Zookeeper in 'Freak Accident'
The incident at a U.K. zoo has raised questions.
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Tiger That Wandered a Russian City Is Returned to the Wild
Found roaming an urban area in Siberia, this rare Amur tiger was rehabilitated and set free inside a national park.
About Tigers

Depending on their environment, these powerful hunters can feast on deer, wild pigs, water buffalo, antelope, leopards, crocodiles and pythons. Tigers can eat as much as 27 kilograms in one meal.

With the exception of mating season tigers are solitary mammals. Females will give birth to between two and six subs per litter and raise them with little help from the male.

The Bengal tiger, scientific name Panthera tigris tigris, are the most common tiger species making up around half of the tigers in the wild.

The Siberian tiger, scientific name Panthera tigris altaica, is predominantly found in eastern Russia with smaller population in China and North Korea.

The Sumatran tiger, scientific name Panthera tigris sumatrae, is found only on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island. It’s the smallest tiger species, weighing in at around half of the Siberian tiger.

Three species of tiger became extinct in the 20th century. Hunting and habitat destruction have had a drastic impact with the overall population thought to now be down to between 3,000 and 5,000 tigers.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about tigers.

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