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How big is a tiger?
Tigers are the largest existing member of the cat family. Male tigers can weigh up to 500 pounds and females can weigh up to 300 pounds. Tigers can also be 9-10 feet in length.
Where do tigers live?
Tigers live in a diverse array of habitats such as tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, grasslands, savannahs and rocky areas. The tiger population can be found in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Sumatra, Siberia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Do tigers swim?
Yes! Tigers, unlike many other cat species, readily enter water to cool themselves and in the pursuit of prey. They are powerful swimmers and capable of traversing lakes and rivers.