Animal Habitat

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White tiger facts about its habitat proves the existence of these animals in different parts of the world. These types of tigers usually cover wide area of about 26 – 78 sq. km (10 – 30 sq. miles). The territories between male and female are often known to overlap. The range of habitat depends wholly on the extent of food available. Some of these species come across a lot wider areas. These animals are the inhabitants of tundra, south Malaya and Indonesia. White tigers are commonly found in the coniferous forests, tropical rain forests, and mangroves. They live at an altitude of about 1,300 metres even though some are also found beyond the height of 2,000 metres.

Unlike some big cats like lions, adult tigers like to live alone (except for mother tigers with cubs). This is partly because in the forest, a single tiger can sneak up and surprise its prey better than a group of tigers can.

The size of a tiger’s territory depends on the amount of food available, and usually ranges from about 10 to 30 square miles (26-78 sq. km). Siberian tigers sometimes have really big territories (as large as 120 square miles). Although tigers usually live alone, tiger territories can overlap. A male tiger’s territory usually overlaps those of several female tigers. Today only about 5,000–7,000 wild tigers live across Asia. The past and present ranges of the remaining five tiger subspecies are illustrated. The northernmost living tiger, the Amur or Siberian tiger, lives primarily in southeastern Russia. The South China tiger occurs only in southern China. The range of the Indochinese tiger extends across most of Southeast Asia. The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India, while the Sumatran tiger is restricted to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Bali, Caspian, and Javan tigers have become extinct in the past 70 years.

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