- Tigers Love to Swim
Well, now try to put your cat into the pool. I’m pretty sure your cat will be scared to death and try to find the land right after. Yup, most cats hate water, but tigers love it. They are different. They live with it, play in it, and hunt in it.
- Tigers Have Antiseptic Saliva
No surprise, most of you probably think that saliva is full of bacteria produced by microbial growth in the mouth or even worse, I can use the word “disgusting” for it. Well, that is not true at all. Our saliva is 90 percent water. The remaining one percent, however, contains numerous substances important for digestion, and dental health.
Just like the human’s saliva, tigers also have the same. But it goes more advanced than us, as tigers’ saliva is all about antiseptic. When a tiger licks his wounds, the saliva doesn’t just clean, but also disinfects the area too.
- Tigers Rarely Roar
I guess most of you think that big cats often roar in many conditions. Well, tigers don’t. Tigers only roar to communicate with other tigers far away. You will never see them roar even if they feel threatened just like what the lions do. Instead, they will hiss similar to a house cat.
- Tigers Should be the Real King of the Jungle
I don’t feel it right if the title “king” is given to the lion, as the fact that tigers have one aspect that can represent them as the real king of the jungle. Now, look at the markings that appear on their forehead, you should find one letter that is the same as the Chinese character for “king”.
- Look into the Eyes of the Tiger; They don’t like losing the element of Surprise
If you ever encounter a tiger in the wild (or if you do one in your dreams :-)), look in the eyes and slowly back far, far away while keeping eye contact with him and he is less likely to kill you. Chances are you’re in his territory and he wants you to leave more than he wants to eat you. Tigers prefer to hunt by ambush, so by looking a tiger in the eyes you are showing him you know he is there. Now he has lost the element of surprise, and will most likely go find something else to feast on.
- A tiger’s roar can temporarily paralyse human
A tiger has one hell of a roar. For one thing, it’s very (very) loud – a tiger’s roar can be heard from two miles away. But tigers have another secret weapon. They can produce low pitched infrasound growls that are so deep that humans can’t hear them – though they sure can feel them. It’s this killer combination of an ear-splitting roar and a penetrating growl that causes momentary paralysis in humans.