Tiger: The National Animal of South Korea

The national animal of South Korea is the tiger. The scientific name for the tiger is panthera tigris. The national animal for Malaysia, Bangladesh and India etc is also the biggest cat in cat family i.e. tiger.

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Tiger Facts:

Tiger Appearance:

The physical appearance of the tiger completely satisfies for the camouflage. This huge cat features a reddish to orange fur with thin black, grey or brown stripes over it. The tummy furs are creamy or white. As opposed to lions, the male tigers don’t have any mane for additional safeguard while in a fight.

Gestation Period:

The gestation for tigers is 110 days. The female gives birth to 2-4 cubs at a time.

Tiger Prey:

Tigers search for prey all alone exactly like the leopards or jaguars and contrary to lions as well as cheetahs. The physique of a tiger is totally beefy and muscular built. The tigers prey on buffaloes, pigs, boars, antelopes, gazelles, as well as can prey on birds like ostriches, vultures etc.

Life of Tigers:

The female tigers acquire sexual maturity at the age of four whereas males can take around five years. In un-captive conditions, a tiger can survive for up to 15 years while under captivity it has been observed approximately 18 years.

Why is tiger the national animal of South Korea?

The tiger holds a spiritual and holy status in the culture of South Korea. In past ages, the people of the country even used to offer sacrifices to tigers while praying for rain. Because of the aforementioned reasons, it has been cherry-picked as the national animal of the country.

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