Tiger

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

Sources: (World Animal Foundation, Tiger), (World Animal Foundation, Tiger Fact Sheet)
Image: Mathias Appel

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