September 2017: Tiger

Common Name   Tiger
Scientific Name   Panthera tigris
Alternate Names  
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Carnivora Felidae Panthera
  Endangered   Asia   Nocturnal   Carnivore

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest member of the Felidae family, categorized within the Carnivora order under the higher Mammalia class. They are most recognizable for their dark vertical stripes which help in camouflage efforts as they stalk their prey within thick vegetation. Listed as “endangered” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species with a population of mature individuals at fewer than 2,500 individuals, tigers often face conflict with humans.

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