Tigers (a.k.a. "Panthera tigris" by genus & species) are large, carnivorous, territorial Asian cats that are threatened with extinction due to loss of habitat. They have excellent eyesight and hunt prey mostly at night. Unlike most cats, tigers like the water and are good swimmers. Tigers evolved in south central China and moved to nearby areas, like Siberia, Sumatra, Indochina, and India. There are no tigers native to Africa.
Tigers range from 4.5 to 9 feet (1.4-2.7 m) long and can weigh up to 500 pounds (230 kg). The coat ranges from white to orange-brown, and has black, brown, or grey stripes. The ears are small and round, have a black back and a white spot in the middles.
Tigers (not to be confused with Tiger) were the runners-up in the HTTT Animals Tournament in May 2009 on the message boards, defeating lions, bears, black panthers (sorry, Mal), octopi, and rabbits, before coming up short against elephants.
Tigers are the favorite land animal of Psycho Andy.