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Tiger Facts

        Animals | Carnivores

Tigers Love Take Out
All about Tigers DCL | Anup Shah/Getty Images
All about Tigers DCL | Anup Shah/Getty Images

Tigers are powerful hunters who prefer to dine at night, and they don't mind traveling many miles to hit their favorite haunts for a meal, be it buffalo, deer, wild pigs, or smaller snacks such as rabbit and fish. They lie in wait, placing thy creeping in close enough to attack their victims with a quick spring and a fatal pounce. It's a tricky tactic, as a tiger can only usually expect a 1 in 20 success rate when deploying this method to bring down prey. A drive-thru would be so much easier!

Tigers are also known for supersizing their meals, sometimes eating up to as much as 60 pounds in one night, which is probably why they can also go two to three days without eating anything at all. They've also have the ability to drag a carcass that would take the strength of 13 men to move, only to bury the remains in an attempt to hide it from scavengers, then later exhuming it for its next meal. Leftovers, anyone?


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