Panthera tigris

There are five subspecies of tigers and three more have become extinct in recent decades. Tigers are the largest cats and the only ones, besides the jaguar, that like water. They are distributed over East Asia. Tigers usually make a kill every three days, and if they don't eat within ten days chances are they will be too weak to hunt, and they will die.

The above picture was taken in August 2006.

Genus Panthera
Family Felidae
Superfamily Feloidea
Order Carnivora
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth