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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Red pandas possess extremely robust dentition in contrast with that of similar procyonids.

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The red panda is the only Asian carnivore in which the plantar surface of the foot is completely covered with hair.

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Humans are the tiger’s only serious predator, and poaching for illegal trade in high-value tiger products including skins, bones, teeth, claws, meat, and tonics is the tiger’s greatest threat.

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The pattern of stripes is unique to each tiger and can be used to identify individuals, much in the same way as fingerprints are used to identify people.

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If you created any tiger-inspired art, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artist Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s preferred display name… Read More

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An analysis of sexual dimorphism suggests that male tigers take larger prey than females.

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Most tigers live in forests or grasslands, for which their camouflage is ideally suited, and where it is easy to hunt prey that is faster or more agile.

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While some hunting occurs in the daytime, tigers are mostly nocturnal, exhibiting activity that coincides with their prey.

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Tigers are one of the only cats that are strong swimmers and enjoy lounging in shaded waters to deal with high temperatures.

Louis Herlihy

Louis Herlihy has been working as a freelance designer for the past year and a half and is notoriously known for working on digital art and design pieces in the dead of night. Currently working on a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in graphic design at Indiana University Southeast, he finds himself influenced by a wide range of creatives, ranging from the minimalist, conservative Paul Rand, to the experimental and attitude-rooted Stefan… Read More

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Tigers breed well in captivity, and the captive population in the United States may rival the wild population of the world.

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Tigers are not runners and rarely pursue prey more than 150 meters, but rather, they rely on explosive acceleration.

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The stripe pattern is found on a tiger’s skin, as well as on the fur.

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The Indian subcontinent is home to more than 80% of the wild tigers in the world.

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Nine subspecies of the tiger are recognized.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the WWF Wild-Livestream these past few weeks! FaunaFocus collectively raised $750.00 to help increase the population of endangered tigers! The month’s not over yet and there’s still ways to help. Help further support the World Wide Fund for Nature’s vital work by donating your finished wildlife art: photographs, artwork, media, etc. All animal works are welcome, especially those featuring this month’s FaunaFocus, the tiger! If… Read More

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Tiger cubs are born blind, deaf, and helpless.

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Only Bengal tigers have been found with a white coat, which has far fewer apparent stripes than an orange coat.

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The tiger is the largest and most powerful of all living cat species.

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Tigers have the longest and biggest canine teeth of all the wild cats.

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Tigers are tolerant of an unbelievably wide range of habitat conditions from dry forests to steamy jungles and even freezing temperatures.

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Tigers are digitigrade and walk on their toes to distribute their weight and walk fluidly and silently.

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The FaunaFocus 24-Hour Charity Host Train has come to an end! FaunaFocus partnered with the WWF-Australia‘s Wild-Livestream event and featured 11 different artists on Twitch Creative over the course of 24 hours spanning the entirety of Tuesday, September 12th. Each artist created artwork inspired by the endangered tiger species and several different media and styles were represented. Together, viewers and artists were able to surpass the original goal of $200 and raised… Read More

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Poaching of tigers for the use of their bones in traditional Asian medicine may drive the tiger to extinction.

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Tiger cubs are raised solely by their mothers until they embark for their own territories at around 2-2.5 years of age.

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Tigers are one of the highest-jumping mammals, perhaps second only to the puma.

Tiger Host Train

FaunaFocus is hosting its first charity event on Tuesday, September 12th, a 24-Hour Charity Host Train taking place on Twitch! FaunaFocus is teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help save the endangered tiger species. The event will start Tuesday morning at 12:00am (midnight) Central Daylight Time and continue for a full 24 hours. 11 different artists will be featured, each creating artwork inspired by the tiger and helping to… Read More

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Of the living tiger subspecies, Sumatran tigers are the smallest, and Bengal tigers are the largest.

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Wandering male tigers may kill cubs to make females receptive.