How High Can a Tiger Jump?

Animal experts are not sure at this time how high a tiger can jump because each time that a record is set, another tiger breaks it; however, tigers have been seen jumping as high as 12 to 15 feet in the air in captivity. The problem with evaluating a tiger's jumping ability is that most animals choose to perform based on what is considered normal behavior.

Most animals do not perform at the absolute limit of what they are able to do until there is a desperate need to do so. In fact, this ability of tigers to use their powerful muscular frames to jump at these extreme heights has been documented only a few times leading zoo authorities to recommend that all walls include electrified wire to keep tigers from climbing and jumping up and over.