Do Tigers Live in Groups?

Tigers are solitary animals and do not often form family groups. Tigers do interact with each other when they come into contact in the wild.

Tigers have their own territories and generally interact only during mating season. A male will leave his territory in search of females but then will return after the season ends. If tigers encounter each other when it is not mating season, they will try to defend their own territories. Fighting is avoided if possible, but a larger male will attempt to dominate smaller males and females. A female tiger will interact with other tigers when she is protecting her cubs.