|Tigers In Kansas|
|Kansas Counties that have had sightings or articles written concerning the Tiger are Ellis & Trego|
|Tiger Cougar Castings, Pictures, Etc.|
|Hays Daily News Article - September 2, 1999|
|Plainville Times Article-August 26, 1999|
|John J's Tigers in Dorrance, KS Aug. 29, 1999|
|Stockton Sentinel Article- Sept 24, 2002|
|Gove County Advocate Article - July 24, 2002|
|Gove County Advocate Article - Oct 16, 2002|
|Gove County Advocate Photo Page|
|Western Kansas World Article - Oct 17, 2002|
|Council Grove Republican Article - April 29, 2003|
|My Notes on Tigers,Cougars,Bobcats and other items from 99 to Present|
|K-State to Record Kansas Puma Sightings|
| Once there were eight subspecies of the tiger, now only five remain: Siberian, Bengal, Sumatran, Indochinese and Caspian. I believe we have a Bengal and a cross-bred of Siberian and Bengal living on the Saline River The Tiger can adapt very easily to the environment that it lives in and the Tiger loves water. The Tiger each has it's own home range, which could cover an area up to 40-60 square miles; the only time that you will find Tigers together, is during mating and also when the mother has her cubs. The mother usually suckles her cubs up to six months of age. The mother will start bringing them small prey at the age of six weeks. Once the mother starts weaning them, the cubs join their mother in hunting, learning the skills they will need to survive on their own. By the time the cubs are the age of 18 months old (1 1/2 yrs), they are able to feed themselves. The average litter size is 2-4 cubs. The Tiger can live up to 26 years in the wild. The eyes of a Tiger are 6 times better than humans and a Tiger can see in color. Every tiger has a unique pattern of black stripes on an orange colored coat, which helps the Tiger hide in vegetation. Their long canine teath are used to stab and kill prey. Their claws are used to grip prey and scratch trees. The claws retract when they walk, which keeps the claws sharp. A Tiger will remain hidden in long grass or other vegetation, downwind, so that it can wait for it's prey, when the Tiger s within a few strides of it's prey, it will break cover and charge. The tiger uses it's powerful hindlegs to spring, A Tiger will use it's sharp claws to thrust into the prey, and it's canines to most usually sink into the neck of it's prey, where it normally either snaps the spine or suffocates it's prey. The Tiger's massive build and powerful muscles allow it to kill prey that weighs nearly double it's weight in seconds.
Bengal (full-grown) weight is approximately: female 220 - 360 lbs; male 400 - 570 lbs
length body: female 6 - 7'; male 7 - 8'
pugmark - 4 1/2 " - 6" (varies depending on soil)
Siberian (full-grown) weight is approximately: female 300 - 400 lbs; male 425 - 700 lbs
length body: female 6 - 8'; male 7 - 9'
pugmark - 5 1/2:" - 7" (varies depending on soil)
|Remember it is ILLEGAL to KILL a TIGER
Tigers are an endangered Species
There is a one-year imprisonment and $100,000 fine.
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