September 07, 2012

Facts: Trouble With Bubba

  • 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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