The tiger is a wild animal of a cat family. It looks like a big cat. It is a very dangerous animal. It eats the flesh of other animals. It has a long tail. Its strong body is brownish with black stripes on it. Its padded feet have sharp claws. It has four teeth-two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. They are sharper and stronger than the rest. A tiger can be about eight to ten feet long, and three to four feet in height.
As the tiger is fond of blood and flesh, it kills calves of cows, buffaloes, goats etc. It lives in dense forests. It suddenly springs upon its prey like deer, zebra and similar other animals in the forest. It sleeps by day, and hunts by night. Tigers are generally found in the forests of Nepal. There are also big sized tigers in African jungles. The Royal Bengal Tigers are the most beautiful of all. Tiger killing is prohibited.
We can find tigers in the zoo, or in the circus. Tigers belong to the same family as the cat and are the largest members of this family. However, a few other countries where they are found include Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Burma, and Tibet. Various steps are being taken by organizations to save the tigers. Poaching has also caused a serious threat to the Tigers. Their body parts are traded on the black market. Despite their fearsome reputation, most tigers avoid humans; however, a few do become dangerous man-eaters. Cubs cannot hunt until they are young and remain with their mothers for two to three years.
Wild animals are very important riches in Nepal. Tigers are one of the rarest species in Nepal. We should be very aware to save them. Poaching and killing a tiger is an illegal activity in Nepal. We should preserve it.