Tiger

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Tigers are opportunistic predators and their diet includes birds, fish, rodents, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and even other mammals such as primates and porcupines.

Tigers are opportunistic predators and their diet includes birds, fish, rodents, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and even other mammals such as primates and porcupines. Wild pigs and deer of various species are the two prey types that make up the bulk of the tiger’s diet, and, in general, tigers require a good population of these species in order to survive and reproduce.

Tigers can also take ungulate prey much larger than themselves, including large bovids, such as water buffalo, gaur, and banteng, and even elephants, rhinos, leopards, and bears. However, like many large carnivores, preferred prey are key to successful reproduction and are those species that are approximately the same weight as tigers, themselves.

Sources: (Goodrich et al., 2015), (Hayward, Jedrzejewski, & Jedrzewska, 2012), (Larson, 2006), (Nowell & Jackson, 1996), (Sunquist & Sunquist, 2002), (World Animal Foundation, Tiger), (World Animal Foundation, Tiger Fact Sheet)
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