Like most of the members of the cat family, the tiger is an ambush hunter, attacking from cover, and then launching a sprinting attack of up to 70km/h. It uses its massive forepaws and claws to immobilize its prey, and it uses its powerful bite to suffocate it as a killing blow.
The tiger is found throughout east and south-east Asia, from India to Siberia. However, it is a very rare and endangered animal, and is extinct in parts of its former range.
Tiger vs Swordfish Edit
Near the shores in Borneo a female Sumatran tiger is fishing for prey and spots a swimming swordfish close by. The Sumatran tiger grabs the swordfish with her claws and pulls it into the bay, the swordfish gives the tiger a minor stab but shows no blood. As the swordfish shakes wildly, the tiger sinks her teeth through the swordfish and kills it. The Sumatran tiger will eat it and leave it there
Lion VS Tiger Edit
In Animal Face Off ep 3 a tiger named Shere Khan battled a male lion named Sarubi and the tiger lost the fight.
Bear VS Tiger Edit
In Animal Face Off a tiger named Raja fights a brown bear named Teddy. He used all his weight on the bear but the bear didn’ t lose its balance. Later Raja had his spine broke and Teddy finished him off with a neck bite.
- Dave Salmoni was the tiger expert on the show in the Lion vs Tiger episode, while in Bear vs Tiger episode the tiger expert was Ellen Rogers.
- The tiger and the lion were the only big cats to appear on two episodes of AFO.
- In real life, tigers often preyed upon and killed bears (young or injured).
- In Tiger vs. Swordfish, the Sumatran Tiger is named Tigger, in Lion vs Tiger, the Bengal Tiger is named Shere Khan while in Bear vs Tiger, the Siberian Tiger is named Raja.