The tiger is the largest and most powerful of all living cat species.
The tiger is the largest and most powerful of all living cat species. Variation in the body sizes of tigers and other morphological characteristics follows a gradient, rather than being discrete to subspecies.
Although different subspecies of tiger have different characteristics, in general male tigers weigh between 200 and 260 kilograms, (400-715 pounds.) Adult females are slightly smaller and lighter, weighing 100-160 kilograms, (220-400 pounds.) The males are between 5 feet 10 inches to 9 feet 1 inch in length, and the females are between 7 feet 6 inches and 9 feet in length.
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• Sources | (Larson, 2006; Tilson & Nyhus, 2010; World Animal Foundation, Tiger, Tiger Fact Sheet)