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Where do tigers live?

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Tigers live in Asia, which is where their natural habitats are. They are most likely found in the swamps, grasslands and rain forests of Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Russia.

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In many areas, the number of tigers is dwindling due to poaching and loss of habitat, and the reproduction rate of tigers is not high. A female typically produces two to three cubs every 2 to 2 1/2 years, because cubs are not fully independent until they are about 2 years old. About one-half of all cubs do not survive long enough to go out on their own. Females are ready to reproduce at 3 to 4 years old, but males do not first mate until they are 4 or 5.

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