Tiger - Largest cat killed by Chinese medicine?

Tiger The largest of all cats killed by traditional Chinese medicine? There are different opinions among scientists, whether to call the Tiger Panthera tigris (Panthera tigris) and leave it in the genus Panthera together with the Lion and the other so-called Great cats or to call it Neofelis tigris and have it in the genus Neofelis together with the much smaller Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa). But the following is not disputed: Tigers are the largest living cats. They reach a length up to 280 cm and a weight of almost 300 kg. Remarkable are the dark stripes on orange- or ochre- coloured ground. There are various subspecies, which partly differ widely in size. The largest subspecies is the Siberian tiger.

Keywords: stripe , white , orange

The Tiger is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the tiger
A young / baby of a tiger is called a 'cub'. The females are called 'tigress' and males 'tiger'. A tiger group is called a 'streak or ambush'.
Some facts about the
Tiger

Adult weight : 119.7 kg (263.34 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 26 years

Female maturity :1268 days

Male maturity : 1415 days

Gestation : 105 days

Weaning : 121 days

Litter size : 3

Interval between litters : 750 days

Weight at birth : 1.19 kg (2.618 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 11.003 kg (24.2066 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 134 W

Body mass : 137.9 kg (303.38 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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