A male tiger is called a tiger. A female tiger is called a tigress, and a baby is called a cub. Tigers are the largest members of the cat family. They can grow to over three metres in length and can weigh up to three-hundred and six kilos.
A group of tigers is called an 'ambush' or a 'streak'.
Tigers are good swimmers.
Tigers can jump over five metres in length.
There are more tigers kept privately as pets, than there are in the wild.
Many sub-species of tigers are already extinct or endangered.
Around half of tiger cubs don't live beyond the age of two.
Tigers are among the world's most recognisable and popular large cats, and are the third-largest carnivore, behind the polar bear and brown bear.
They have muscular bodies, and have dark stripes on reddish fur. The pattern is unique to each tiger, just like a fingerprint.