Tigers can be found in varied environments,
including snowy forests of Siberia, tropical rainforests of
Indonesia and dry grasslands of India and China.
Size and Weight
Tigers range in size from 7-10 feet from the tip
of the nose to the end of the tail. The average weight of a
tiger is 200 pounds to over 575 pounds depending on the
Gestation period is 15 - 16 weeks. A female can
give birth every 2 - 4 years. The average litter is 2 - 4
cubs. Cubs are blind at birth, approximately 12 inches in
length and 2 - 4 pounds. Cubs stay with their mothers until
they are between 2 and 3 years of age.
Heterozygous Golden Tigers
Heterozygous golden tigers look identical to
other golden tigers. However, they differ in one important
way; a heterozygous golden tiger carries the recessive gene
for a white coat. In other words, when bred with a white
tiger, a heterozygous golden tiger may produce striped white
or snow white cubs.