The tiger looks like a big cat. It has a long tail. Its strong body is brownish with black stripes on it. Its padded feet have sharp claws. Its four teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw are sharper and stronger than the rest. A tiger can be about eight to ten feet long, and three to four feet in height.
The tiger is fond of blood and flesh. It carries off calves of cows, buffaloes, goats etc. from villages. It lives in dense forests. It lies in ambush, and suddenly springs upon its prey like deer, zebra and similar other animals in the forest. It sleeps by day, and hunts by night. It kills animals, even when it is not hungry. It is a very cruel and ferocious wild animal.
Tigers are generally found in the forests of Sunder bans in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Central India. There are also big sized tigers in African jungles. The Royal Bengal Tigers of Sunder bans are the most beautiful of all.
In India, tiger killing is prohibited. We can find tigers in the zoo, or in the circus.