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At the Houston Zoo, yesterday. I visited with a young 9 year old friend, and viewed the animals through new eyes. Lovely experience to see this youngster's enthusiasm.

A tiger by the water.

The stripe pattern is unique to individual tiger ....... just like our thumbprints.

Tiger Mountain. Bronx Zoo

The Bengal tiger is the most numerous tiger subspecies. Its populations have been estimated at 1,706–1,909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 163–253 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan. Since 2010, it has been classified as endangered by the IUCN. Wikipedia.

Scientific name: Panthera tigris tigris.

Higher classification: Tiger.

Height: 90 – 110 cm (At Shoulder).

Rank: Subspecies.

Gestation period: 104 – 106 d.

Mass: 1 kg on average (Newborn), 140 kg on average (Female), 220 kg on average (Male).

Length: 240 – 265 cm (Female), 270 – 310 cm (Male)

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Zoo Duisburg 22.04.2017

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16 months old female tiger

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This set of images is from my Christmas trip to Busch Gardens Tampa. I love the tigers, they are so gorgeous! This one was focused on the trainer that had just come to feed the tigers. When I arrived at the tiger habitat there were only a couple of people there but when one of the trainers started talking on the microphone a large crowd gathered.

 

I was in a perfect viewing position and was minding my own business as I snapped a few shots. However, as the trainer started tossing food and the tigers leaped to catch it, I was distracted by the sound of a small boys joyful laughter. He may have been about a year and a half old and was sitting in a stroller with a sunshade that had been pushed right beside me. As the tigers would leap, the boy would laugh and kick his little legs while pointing at the spectacle. I found myself watching this boy instead of the tigers.

 

Between the tosses of food and leaps of the tigers, I started looking around at the people that had gathered. it took me a minute to realize that the boys mother was behind the stroller and he was hidden from her view by his protective sunshade. She could hear his laughter but she was not able to see the splendor of his excitement and she could not see the tigers. That was unacceptable! Blocking others that were pushing to get my perfect viewing spot, I reached for the boys mother and pulled the mother to my spot beside her excited little boy. She smiled and said thank you as I made my way out of the crowd.

  

Tigers are a relatively new addition in Fota Wildlife Park. They are one of my favourite wild animals. There is an area you can walk into with glass around it so that you can see the tigers up close.

This photo was taken at the Bronx Zoo in New York!

@Chattbir Zoo, Chandigarh

"Panthera Tigris"

 

...approx 2 yrs old...

 

White Bengal tigers are fully grown at 2 - 3 years of age. Male White Bengal tigers reach weights of 200 - 230 kilograms and up to three metres in length. The female White Bengal tigers weigh 130 - 170 kilograms and measure up to 2.5 metres long. White Bengal tigers have stripes all over their body. Their stripes are like fingerprints, no two are the same. The stripes are not only in the tigers fur, but are a pigmentation of the skin.

Sumatran Tiger... Dublin zoos endangered animal programme...

Another shot from our visit to London Zoo in February.

Sumatran Tiger -

The Sumatran tiger is the smallest tiger in the world, a rare subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

 

Distinguished by heavy black stripes, orange coats, slightly larger manes, and they are very good swimmers. Sadly the Sumatran Tiger is vulnerable to extinction.

 

Sumatran Tiger was classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008. The population is estimated to be less than 500 in the wild today. Tigers face unrelenting poachers, accelerated deforestation due to high logging activities taking place in their natural habitat, causing loss of their habitat and prey.

 

Fight to end extinction of species around the world. EndExtinction.org

 

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Taken @ San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, CA

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Conrad the Sumatran Tiger

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Siberian Tiger ( Panthera tigris altaica)

I´m fascinated by the eyes

A tiger at the National Zoo in Washington, DC

Exotic Feline Breeding Compound - Rosamond, California - Jango is a male Malayan tiger born at the Alexandria Zoo in Alexandria, Louisiana on 11/16/14 to Jammu (Dad) and Yatti (Mom). He and his brother/littermate (Raja) were hand-raised and moved together to Rosamond in January 2016. His mother, Yatti, passed away on 11/17/15. His father still resides at the Alexandria Zoo.

I caught this amazing tiger at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

 

I finally had the chance to see one of the 3-month old Amur Tiger Cubs ---------Calgary Zoo

"Vitali" male tiger at Calgary Zoo was about two and a half years old when this was taken in August 2009

Der Tiger im Leipziger Zoo

Photo taken at West Plains Zoo Dubbo, NSW

Kamera Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Belichtung 0,002 sec (1/500)

Blende f/6.3

Brennweite 600 mm

ISO-Empfindlichkeit 3200

Amur tigers at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

The original photo of this tiger was taken by lemperleconnie.

 

Please visit Connie's photostream. You will be so glad that you did.

 

This tiger was done in Photoshop CS2, hand drawn using a mouse. Layers were used for various parts of the tiger. The eye was a separate layer, as were the ears, face, muzzle, whiskers and body were separate. Remember it is easier to trash a layer than to trash the entire piece. The background was also a separate layer.

 

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This is Rasul, a tiger at IEAS where I volunteer at (www.bigcat.org). This isn't an angry expression.

He just sniffed the old Christmas tree behind him and this was his reaction. If you ever make the trip to IEAS, he will come up to the cage and say hello.

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family; the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera.[4] Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. Reaching up to 4 metres (13 ft) in total length and weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), the larger tiger subspecies are comparable in size to the biggest extinct felids.[5][6] Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognizable feature is the pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter underparts. The most numerous tiger subspecies is the Bengal tiger while the largest subspecies is the Siberian tiger.

 

Highly adaptable, tigers range from the Siberian taiga, to open grasslands, to tropical mangrove swamps. They are territorial and generally solitary animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey demands. This, coupled with the fact that they are endemic to some of the more densely populated places on earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans. Of the nine subspecies of modern tiger, three are extinct and the remaining six are classified as endangered, some critically so. The primary direct causes are habitat destruction and fragmentation, and hunting. Their historical range, which once reached from Mesopotamia and the Caucasus through most of South and East Asia, has been radically reduced. While all surviving species are under formal protection, poaching, habitat destruction and inbreeding depression continue to be threats.

 

Nonetheless, tigers are among the most recognizable and popular of the world's charismatic megafauna. They have featured prominently in ancient mythology and folklore, and continue to be depicted in modern films and literature. Tigers appear on many flags and coats of arms, as mascots for sporting teams, and as the national animal of several Asian nations.

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family; the heaviest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. Reaching up to 4 metres (13 ft) in total length and weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), the larger tiger subspecies are comparable in size to the biggest extinct felids.Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognizable feature is the pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter underparts. The largest subspecies of tiger is the Siberian tiger.

(Wikipedia),Tiger, 2008

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger

Close up shot of a tiger whose eyes follow the viewer.

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