Tigers are the only big cats with stripes. But no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes. Learn more about these beautiful cats, including where they live, how they hunt, and why they can be difficult to raise in captivity.

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Tigers are the only big cats with stripes. But no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes. Learn more about these beautiful cats, including where they live, how they hunt, and why they can be difficult to raise in captivity.

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Four short chapters present basic information about tigers. All wild tigers live in a relatively small area in southern and eastern Asia. Most live in forests, swamps, and rocky terrain in warm areas. The tiger's stripes help it blend in with its surroundings. A small percentage of tigers are born white. Tigers are the biggest cats. Their bodies are well suited for catching prey. An adult tiger's head and body may stretch over ten feet with a tail three feet long. Tigers measure about three feet at the shoulder and may weigh up to seventy-five pounds. They can run about forty miles per hour and can jump up to thirty-three feet in one leap. Their big feet have retractable claws and protective pads. They can see and hear more than humans can, and they have sharp teeth. Tigers eat deer, wild boars, birds, snakes, fish, and other small animals. They hunt alone and kill quickly. Tiger cubs are born helpless and are cared for by their mother for about two to three years. All species of tigers are on the endangered list. Some countries have set up reserves to save tiger habitats. Numerous photographs expand the concepts in the text and contribute to the meaning. Includes a glossary, a bibliography, a recommended website, and an index. A good choice for young researchers. Part of the "Big Cats" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429676465
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Big Cats Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,004,856
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Claudette Hegel grew up on a farm in North Dakota. Her father was barely able to read at all and her mother rarely read a book. That didn’t stop Claudette from learning to enjoy reading, researching, writing, and collecting books. Most of Claudette’s many publications, including eight books, are for children or about children’s literature. She has collected all of the approximately 700 Newbery and Caldecott Award books, including all honor books. Claudette lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, with her cat, Mewsic, named after her book about music.

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