Tiger

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Wandering male tigers may kill cubs to make females receptive.

Wandering male tigers may kill cubs to make females receptive.

Males show a behavior called flehmen, a grimacing face, when identifying the condition of a female’s reproductive condition by sniffing their urine markings. Females come into estrus every 3-9 weeks and are only receptive for 3-6 days. As such, mating is frequent during that time period. A pair will copulate frequently and noisily, like other cats.

Sources: (Sunquist and Sunquist, 2002), (Ullasa, 2001), (World Animal Foundation, Tiger), (World Animal Foundation, Tiger Fact Sheet)
Image: Mathias Appel

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