Tigers: The True Kings of the Jungle
by Elias Aquino, age 9
lions are often referred to as ‘Kings of the jungle,’ it is actually
tigers that are native to this environment. Shadows casted from tall
trees along with tigers’ stripes help them blend into the deep jungles
and tall grasses where they most commonly live.
hunt at night, making it easier for them to creep on prey. Traveling
several miles each night, they roam around tracks to search for victims.
Sometimes, tigers may have to stalk up to 20 animals before they manage
to catch one. Usually, tigers prey on mammals like deer, cattle and
monkeys, along with reptiles and sometimes even young elephants.
two tiger’s coats are identical. Each coat has a differently striped
pattern, which is perfect for camouflaging themselves while stalking
prey and hiding from other predators. While white tigers are commonly
bread in zoos, cubs are less likely to survive in the wild because their
coats don’t provide good camouflage.
are hunted for their valuable coats, making them endangered. This means
that if actions aren’t made to save them, tigers may soon become
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