How Do Tigers Move?


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Tigers can move very quickly and quietly, and being talented hunters, they can leap 15 feet in just one go. They are also very good at swimming, although they aren't very apt at climbing.

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Tigers are extremely able at leaping great distances even over obstacles. Tigers have a maximum kill range of 80 feet. During a kill, the tiger will stalk its prey at night, leaping on the animal, biting its neck and then dragging it to a private area before beginning to feed. If a tiger hunts a larger animal, like a buffalo, it will often end up feeding for multiple days. During this time, the tiger refrains from hunting anymore prey as it is satiated with the recent kill.

Because tigers are adaptable, they will move to almost any area as long as they have ample opportunities for food and shade. This means that tigers can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including tropical forests and evergreen forests as well as ravines, woodlands, swamps, grasslands, savannahs and even rocky lands. Because tigers rely on stealth to stalk and kill their prey, they like to take cover in ruins, tall grass or any other environment that provides lots of cover and camouflage.

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