1. A tiger's roar can be heard as far as 1.8 miles (3 km) away.
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  2. There are more tigers privately owned by U.S. citizens than in the wild worldwide.
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  3. One tiger alone killed 430 people in Nepal and India in the 19th century.
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  4. The tiger's stripes are not only found on their fur, but also on their skin.
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  5. Cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers.
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  6. The stripes on each tiger are unique, like human fingerprints.
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  7. There are more Siberian tigers living in captivity than in their native habitat.
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  8. Tigers are the only predators known to regularly prey on adult bears.
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  9. Contrary to popular belief, there are no wild tigers in Africa. Only in Asia.
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  10. Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet.
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  11. White tigers are prone to having crossed eyes (strabismus).
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  12. Tigers were declared extinct in Cambodia in 2016.
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  13. The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.
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  14. Less than 10% of tiger's hunts end successfully.
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  15. Tigers wait until dark to hunt. Their night vision is six times better than that of humans.
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  16. A dead adult male tiger can sell for US$10,000 or more on the black market.
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  17. Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as "tigons" and "ligers."
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  18. Tigers can eat up to 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of meat in one night.
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  19. The life span of tigers in the wild is thought to be about 10 years. Tigers in zoos live twice as long.
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  20. Between 1800 and 2009, tigers killed an estimated 373,000 humans.
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  21. White tigers carry a gene that is only present in around 1 in every 10,000 tigers.
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  22. Unlike lions, tigers live solitary lives and mark their territories to keep others away.
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  23. Tiger cubs are vulnerable in their first few months, with mortality as high as 50%.
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  24. 100,000 wild tigers roamed Asia a century ago, but today their numbers have fallen to around 3,200 due to poaching.
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  25. There were once 9 subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, Malayan, Caspian, Javan and Bali. The last 3 are extinct, one is extinct in the wild, and the rest are endangered.
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  26. All cats, including tigers, have a distinct scent associated with them due to their individualized scent glands.
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  27. The tiger is the largest wild cat in the world, weighting up to 720 pounds (363 kg), and stretching 6 feet (2 meters) long.
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  28. Tigers can, and will, take revenge on those who have wronged them.
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