What kinds of habitats do tigers live in?


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Tigers live in a number of different habitats, such as, rocky country, tropical forests, woodlands, grasslands, mangrove swamps, savanna and evergreen forests. Tigers used to roam freely in regions spanning from Turkey to South and Southeast Asia but are now only found in the far east of Russia, China and Southeast and South Asia.

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Tigers are solitary animals when they are not mating with female tigers during mating season and are nocturnal, which makes them more active at night. They primarily hunt antelope, ambar deer, water buffalo and wild pigs but will also eat pythons, leopards, hares, crocodiles, monkeys, dogs and sloth bears. Tigers rely on camouflage from their stripes and their massive body weight to knock down prey that they are pursuing. Once a tiger has its prey on the ground, it will kill it with a bite to the neck.

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