- Tigers Have an Amazing Short Term Memory
Tigers’ memory is just awesome. Imagine, tigers in general, have been found to have a better memory for several hundred times better than humans, primates, and other animals. Their memory can last about thirty times longer than humans’, and of course, they remember more and do not easily forget things.
Well, if only we have it, then say goodbye to the bad marks in school, because what we study last night, all of them are in the brain.
- Tiger Stripes are Unique
Each of humans fingerprint is different. Every little smudge singles of us out as distinct individuals among billions of other human beings. Even identical twins boast different fingerprints.
This also happens with the tigers. Each tiger has their own unique pattern of stripes. The stripes are also well printed in their skin. If you have a chance to shave all the fur, you will still be able to see its stripes on their skin.
- Tigers Are Generous and Nicer Than Lions
Unlike lions and other cats whose leader (male) take the first bite of the meal, the tigers will generously let the female and cubs eat first.
We know that every cat has their own territory and feel so possessive about it. Some will fight to the death over a kill to protect it, just like what lions do. However, this is not going to happen with the tigers. When another tiger crosses paths while hunting, they often share the meal together.
- Tiger’s Urine Smells Like Buttered Popcorn
If you have had yourself watching National Geographic Channel, you may realize that most of the cat family will mark their territory with urine to warn off others.
This also happens to the tigers. But one that makes them different is that their urine are actually smell of buttered popcorn. Hmm… yummy, right? Yuck.
- Tigers Have Eyes With Round Pupils
Unlike domestic cats which are nocturnal, tigers are actually crepuscular which hunt primarily in the morning and evening. Well, if you have cats in your home, then you might know how they become more active in the night and spend most of their time lying on the sofa/carpet during the day.
- Tigers Cannot Purr
If a cat purrs, it makes a soft low sound in its throat to show that it is pleased. But this won’t happen to the tigers which are unable to purr. So instead, they show their happiness by squinting or closing their eyes.