Tigers live in a wide range of habitats such as tropical rainforests, evergreen forests, mangrove swamps, rocky areas, grasslands and savannas. Being solitary animals, tigers are also fiercely territorial and have a large home range.
The tiger is the largest member of the cat family and is most recognizable for its brown, reddish coat, marked with distinctive dark stripes. On average, an adult tiger stands 3 to 3 1/2 feet at the shoulders and measures 4 to 9 feet in length. Tigers are considered to be an endangered species with populations in the wild estimated to be around 3,000 to 5,000. Among the countries where wild tigers can still be found include India, Nepal, Siberia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Sumatra and Vietnam.