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Tasha the cougar in her cage at Tiger Paws.  She is just one of many big cats living on Denise Flores residence in Ashland Ohio.

Tasha the cougar in her cage at Tiger Paws. She is just one of many big cats living on Denise Flores residence in Ashland Ohio. (View larger version)

Photograph by Bienstock Young Media/Patrick Bond

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  • Tigers have been recorded to have vertical leaps of over 12 feet high.

  • A tiger's roar can be heard two miles away.

  • Tigers can take down water buffalo that are more than twice their size.

  • A tiger's diet in the wild includes wild boar, water buffalo, deer, sambar, tapir and chiltal. Sometimes they will prey on leopards, pythons, sloth bears and crocodiles.

  • Cats can hear around three times better than humans.

  • A female tiger needs to consumer about 6,600 pounds of meat every year.

  • In captivity, a tiger can live to be over 20 years old. In the wild, a tiger could live into its teen years, but life spans are usually shorter, between 8 and 10 years.

  • Since 2000, there have been over 90 incidents in which privately owned primates have escaped or attacked resulting in human injury in the USA.

  • A 200-pound chimpanzee is five to seven times stronger than a human.

  • Baboons can live up to 30 years old.

  • Baboons are omnivores and their diet in the wild consists of grass, berries, seeds, pods, blossoms, leaves, roots, bark and sap from a variety of plants. Baboons also eat insects and small quantities of meat, such as fish, shellfish, hares, birds, vervet monkeys and even young, small antelope.
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