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Question 1 of 10
The night vision of tigers is how many times better than that of humans?
The night vision of tigers is about six times as good as the night vision of most humans.
Question 2 of 10
Which tigers have the fewest stripes?
Amur (also known as Siberian)
While Amur (also known as Siberian) tigers are the world's largest, with males growing nearly 11 feet long, they have the fewest stripes of all tigers.
Question 3 of 10
The life span of tigers in the wild is thought to be about:
The right answer is B. Tigers in the wild are thought to live on average to about age 10. But tigers in zoos often live to be 20 years old.
Question 4 of 10
At birth, tiger cubs weigh about:
Tiger cubs are born blind and weigh only about 2 to 3 pounds. Tiger cubs live on milk for six to eight weeks.
Question 5 of 10
Amur tigers have rough tongues for what purpose?
To clean their thick fur
To peel away the skin of their prey and rasp flesh from bone
The particularly rough tongue of the Amur, or Siberian, tiger helps it to peel skin and flesh from bone.
To help create a particular growl
To groom their young
Question 6 of 10
Tigers live in the wild only in:
Asia and Africa
Europe and Asia
Tigers are indigenous only to the continent of Asia.
Question 7 of 10
A tiger's stripes are:
Identical to others of its species
Identical only within family units
Unique, like human fingerprints
No two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
The same in all species
Question 8 of 10
Tigers first appeared in Asia about:
5 million years ago
2 million years ago
About 2 million years ago, primitive tigers were already spreading from eastern Asia into other parts of the continent.
1 million years ago
100,000 years ago
Question 9 of 10
How much meat can an adult tiger eat at one time?
An adult tiger can eat as much as 60 pounds of fresh meat after a kill.
Question 10 of 10
How do Bengal tigers react to water?
They fear it and avoid it.
They approach bodies of water only to drink.
They cannot swim, but will cross shallow water.
They are strong swimmers and sometimes hunt in water for fish.
Bengal tigers seem to like water, and not only will hunt there but sometimes rest in water to keep cool.