International Tiger Day 2020: 5 Interesting Facts about Tigers, The Magnificent Big Cats
The International Tiger Day is celebrated globally every year on July 29 to raise awareness about the need to secure tigers (the magnificent big cats) which are an imperiled species.
Tigers are one of the most beautiful beasts in nature. Annually, July 29 is seen as International Tiger Day to expand awareness about the need to preserve the magnificent big cat, which is a keystone species. Tigers are the biggest of all the big cats and sit at the head of the food chain, playing a pivotal role in the working of the ecosystem.
A sight of this fierce yet superb predator can leave any wildlife sweetheart in aww. Be that as it may, how well do you know tigers? Here are some facts about this jeopardized big cat:
- ‘Bheegi Billi’! Tigers appreciate being in the water
Getting wet is something that most cats hate. Be that as it may, this isn’t the situation with tigers. They love chilling themselves in waterholes during summers. They love to play in the water and wash for hours when youthful. Likewise, the swimming skills of tigers are first class. In this manner, they are equipped for hunting in the water.
- Tigers can mate with other big cats
Tigers can mate with other big cats. At the point when a female tiger mate with a male lion, the offspring produced is known as a liger. Likewise, the posterity of a male tiger and a female lion is known as a tigon.
Be that as it may, it might be noticed that such big cat hybrids aren’t found in nature. They are crossbred in imprisonment. Also, tigers and lions don’t live in similar regions (aside from in India’s Gir forest) due to their comparative ecological roles.
- The smell of tiger’s pee is like hot buttered popcorn’s fragrance
Is buttered popcorn your favorite snack? Abnormally, the smell of the tiger’s pee emphatically looks like hot buttered popcorn’s fragrance. Veteran wildlife biologist Ratan Lal Brahamchary in his book Neurobiology of Chemical Communication stated, “The molecule 2 acetyl-1-pyrroline (2AP) is present in tiger urine (marking fluid) and is the very same molecule that imparts the beautiful aroma to fragrant varieties of rice like basmati.”
Urine plays a significant role in the tiger society. Pee markings characterize a tiger’s regional limit. Additionally, tigers think about the gender, age, and regenerative state of different tigers by smelling their urine.
- Tigers can trap prey by mimicking its call
Shocking? Be that as it may, that is valid. Tigers can impersonate the call of different animals. Sambhar deer is one of the most loved prey of tigers. It makes a ‘book’ sound. Wildlife specialists state that tigers comparative sound to attract sambhars and kill them. Also, tigers usually don’t roar at different animals. While assaulting they for the most part fuff. They typically roar when they need to speak with other distant tigers.
- Tiger penis doesn’t get erect on arousal
Truly, this is additionally obvious and it isn’t erectile dysfunction rather it adds to the big cat’s survival. A tiger penis contains a bone called a baculum, so they needn’t bother with an erection. Additionally, the penis is barbed, which animates ovulation and keeps females from evading during sex.