- The tiger is the national animal for four countries: India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and South Korea.
- A tiger retracts its claws as it walks, leaving no tracks behind.
- There are scent glands between tiger's toes that leave behind an individualized scent that enables a cub to follow its mother's footsteps.
Tigers in Pop Culture
Calvin and Hobbes
Tigger from Winnie-the-Pooh
Life of Pi
- The famous comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, features Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes.
- Tigger from Winnie-the-Pooh is a tiger.
- In Life of Pi, the protagonist Pi Patel, the sole human survivor from a
shipwreck, befriends a large Bengal tiger on a life raft.
- Animal Planet conducted a poll of people in 73 countries who were
asked to choose from a shortlist of 10 animals, and the tiger was voted
the World's Favorite Animal!