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Tiger Facts

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Tigers Have Superhero Senses (Well Sort of)
All about Tigers DCL | Keren Su/Getty Images
All about Tigers DCL | Keren Su/Getty Images

Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but tigers can hold their own when it comes to heightened senses and amazing abilities. Their most developed sense is hearing, but they have excellent binocular and color vision, including the ability to see six times greater at night than a human can. In the sound department, though they don't purr due to a modification of their larynx. They do, however, have a mighty roar that can be heard as far as two miles away!

That's a pretty mighty bark, but in this case, it's not worse than their bite - a tiger's canine tooth can grow up to three inches, which is about the length of your middle finger. But with 30 of those suckers in its mouth, don't be flipping the bird to this predator anytime soon. A chomp of a tiger's jaws can generate pressures of up to 10,000 pounds per square inch, which is enough to crunch through the vertebrae of any creature on the earth!