Tigers are amazing hunters, as they use sight and sound as opposed to sound for hunting and stalking prey at night . They can eat up to 80 pounds of meat about once a week, which include wild boar and deer, monkeys, buffalo, sloth bears, leopards, and crocodiles [4, 5].
Many people walk by the tiger habitat and may think Changbai is lonely, but she is not, as tigers are known to be solitary creatures, except for mating and raising young . They will remain solitary for their 10 to 15 years of life out in the wild and will usually have cubs at 3 to 4 years of age between November and April .
These large cats experience a wide variety of threats, including poaching, loss of prey, and habitat fragmentation and loss for human development. With tiger populations scattered in thirteen countries, it is estimated that there are 3,500 individuals left in the wild, decreasing from an estimated 100,000 individuals . Tigers are recognized as a CITES species, meaning they are recognized under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora document, which maintains the survival of species that are internationally traded .
As a reader there are many things you can do to save this apex predator. You can: