September 2017: Tiger

Common Name: Tiger
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris
Status: Endangered

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Carnivora Felidae Panthera

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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