Tiger

Tiger

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

Tigers have the longest and biggest canine teeth of all the wild cats. A tiger’s canines are larger and longer than those of a similar-sized lion (Panthera leo).

The reason for this is likely due to the habit of preying on large herbivores in the tiger’s habitat whose bones are thick and large. The tiger’s canines have to be strong enough to break the bones of its prey. Moreover, as tigers hunt alone to bring down their prey, they have to work harder than lions, which hunt in groups.


Image | © Mathias Appel, Public Domain, (CC0 1.0)
Sources | (World Animal Foundation, Tiger, Tiger Fact Sheet)

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