In The Jungle Book, the tiger named Shere Khan plays the villain. Although the movie makes the tiger look evil, it’s actually just a normal animal trying to survive in the wild like any other. Tigers are one of the biggest cats and they are carnivores. They have a territorial behavior and they are sadly endangered. Adult tigers are huge. They are 2.3 to 4 feet tall. Tigers also weigh a lot. A male tiger weighs 200 to 670 pounds. Female tigers weigh from 140 to 370 pounds. Cubs can weigh 2.2 pounds at birth. As Whitfield puts it “The largest of the big cats, the tiger has a massive, muscular body and powerful limbs.”(pg 147). Tigers are massive animals. Tigers also have long bodies. A male’s body length is from 8.2ft to 13ft. Females can be as long as 6.6 to 9ft. They can live from 20 to 26 years. Tigers can have two to four cubs every two years. Also according to the WWF “On average, tigers give birth to two to four cubs every two years. If all the cubs in one litter die, a second litter may be produced within five months.” (WWF,2017) . Tigers are known as one of the largest cats in the world. Also they are orange with black stripes, kind of like a zebra, but a zebra is white. No two tigers will have the same number of markings on their coats. Since, a tiger is a large cat, they will need to eat a lot of meat. According to Amelia Meyers in her website tigers.org, tigers “have 30 teeth, which...help them to grip struggling prey, break bones and rip flesh.” Tigers
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Tigers are amazing creatures that have gone through several evolutionary changes from the beginning of their species. A modern day tiger is most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on orange fur with a white underside. The largest modern day tiger in record was eleven feet tall and weighed 387 pounds. In the terms of science tigers are under the classification of roaring tigers and the scientific name of a tiger is Panthera tigris. But in order to learn about about the evolutionary changes of the tigers of today; it is important to look at the the core definition of evolution itself and the history of the adaptations that lead to the modern tiger. The adaptation of various ancestors shaped the outcome
Shere Khan appears in the movie “The Jungle Book” as Bengal tiger having hatred towards humans. Shere Khan proves how ruthless he is by hunting down Mowgli. Shere Khan’s hatred/fear towards human makes him go after Mowgli as soon as he finds out the human is lost somewhere in the jungle. Shere Khan actually finds the human and tries to scare him, but Mowgli doesn’t get frighten, so Shere Khan attempts a killing blow. Shere Khan jumped at Mowgli intending to bite his head off. This is basically attempt of first degree murder, Shere khan planned to find Mowgli and once he found him he was going to kill him. Although Shere Khan does not get to Mowgli (due to the help of Mowgli’s jungle friends) letting Mowgli escape, this shows how ruthless Shere Khan is proving he is not forbearing. Not only can Shere Khan show how ruthless he is, but he also shows how manipulative he is. Shere Khan is determined to get to the human Mowgli by any means necessary; there is very devious stuff he does to get to the human. Shere Khan is known to be a smooth talking Bengal tiger. As smooth as he is he also quietly hears other people’s conversations, then makes friends with the snake in the movie and sets up Mowgli, leading the snake to do the dirty work trapping Mowgli, then forcing the snake to leave. Shere Khan then had Mowgli all to himself
To understand an animal more, you must first understand the history behind it. The evolution of Siberian tigers started when a fossil of Siberian tigers were found in China. It was two million years old. Even though the animals have different features that make them appear different, they are very much alike internally, including that in the distant past they had a common ancestor. For example, all tigers have characteristics such as; strip patterns,large paws, long claw, whiskers,sharp teeth, long tail, and strong hind legs. The tiger species may have common characteristics, but their
Jaguars are very unique animals that are located in Central and South America. They consider being mammals and live only up to twenty two years. Jaguar is muscular and large animal of the family Panthera onca, also they are relative to tigers, and lions, panthers. This animal is not very tall and big, Jaguar is six to seven feet long with tail included (tail is about twenty to thirty inches long.) Male jaguars of course are stronger and heavier than female. The female can stand up to twenty- three inches tall while male can up to thirty inches. They have very flexible bodies and are adapted for running and climbing. Jaguars have very muscular limbs and paws with very soft pads that contains in their bodies sweat glands. Jaguars weight between sixty eight and one thirty six kilograms. They considered being the largest cats in the Americas, at the same time they are the only representatives of the genus Panther.
Females are tan and males are chocolate brown. Male sea lions can reach uq to 6-8 feet and weigh 440-880 pounds. Females are 5-6 feet and can weigh 110-240 pounds. Their eyes are very large. They have 40-60 whiskers and 34-38 teeth. Their hind limbs have 5 digits. On three of those there are nails. When swimming their hind limbs help them to steer.A Sea lion has a small flattened tail in between its hind limbs. Sea lions have ear flaps. These animals can voluntarily open and close their nostrils. A common behavior of this animal is to scratch its neck with its hind leg like a dog. Sea lions rest in groups of ten or more on the beach. Their average lifespan is 15-25
Also a lioness is always the leader of the pride. Female lions usually stay in a pride for their whole life while male lions stay in a pride for 2-4 years. In the pride there are 2 male adults usually and the rest females. In the pride all the females are related to each
Majestic, noble, and brave, this famous iconic wild animal on the planet has captivated the people since the beginning of time. They are most feared by other animals thus, known as the king of the jungle – no other than the lions. Member of the genus Panthera, the lion is one of the big cats in the Felidae family. A lion’s head and body size average about 4.5 to 6.5 feet and tail of about 26 to 40 inches in length. A lion also weighs about 265 up to 420 pounds and a size relative to a 6-foot human. These mammals are also carnivores. Lions have always seen hunting in groups called pride. While lions generally avoid a full-grown elephant, lions still prefer their preys large like the zebras, buffaloes, and giraffes. Poised as the top animal in the ecological pyramid, lions have strong physical qualities, fascinating reputation, and an unfortunate decreasing number of population.
First off let?s clearly define what poaching is. Poaching is illegally hunting protecting animals. But why would people need to hunt tigers, what benefits could they possibly offer? Poachers take the tiger?s fur, bones, whiskers,
The tiger could protect itself by growling and through use of body language and posture which will make the aggressor back off, or they will al attack with claws. They didn't use their teeth because they could easily break and chip. The saber tooth tigers were powerfully built, and buff colored or spotted. It was adapted to hunt in grasslands and forests so it had to be both well
As you can guess, Tiger is a stuffed tiger. I know it's not a creative name but remember, I was 4. My mom, aunt, and I were at the Topeka Zoo seeing all of the exciting animals. We walked by the tiger exhibit and I thought they were amazing. They were a beautiful, reddish-orangish color that made me feel extremely excited. When I looked around to see if there were any more tigers, I noticed something that rocked my world.
This amazing cross bread between male lion and female tiger result to hybrid a Liger.they are the biggest of all the big cats, growing to almost the lion and tigers combined size. It is the biggest cat in the cat
At 6,500 to 11,000 pounds, the Sumatran elephant is a truly massive creature. Even young elephants can weigh up to 1 ton (2,000 pounds). The females, called cows, are smaller than the males. Sumatran elephants stand 5-9 feet at the shoulder, and can be up to 20 feet in length. The average lifespan is 55-70 years. In contrast to the African elephant, the Sumatran elephant has smaller ears and a more curved spine. However, its ears are still large and provide it with excellent hearing (better than a human’s). The Sumatran elephant’s skin is leathery and grey-brown; it has lighter coloring than the Indian or Sri Lankan elephants and also has fewer areas of depigmentation. All Sumatran Elephants have large trunks, which they use to drink, smell, and collect food, as well as many other things. Their trunk has over 40,000 muscles and is their most flexible body part. Male Sumatran elephants also have tusks, which are
The jaguar Panthera onca is the largest cat in the Americas and the third-largest in the world (after the lion and tiger). Its head-body length can reach around 240 cm, and its shoulder height up to 75 cm. They are identified by their yellow or orange coats, dark spots and short legs. The dark spots on their coats are unlike any other cat spots. In August and September, jaguars mate. After mating, the female will carry her young for around 100 days and will give birth to one to four young.
Is the Tiger a man or an animal? Tiger acts like a normal man when he is still alive, but all of that changes after he is shot in the head by Kev. Tiger loved life before he was taken into captivity by the zoo and had never been controlled by humans until now. After Tiger was taken into captivity by humans, be began to loathe and want nothing to do with them after they had taken away his freedom. The humans had the power over Tiger, they locked him in a concrete cage and put him on display for all the other humans to see. Tiger then gains power after his death, he is given immense intelligence allowing him to haunt those who teased him.