What a beautiful animal! Even though we know that these big cats are not pets, that doesn’t stop us from wishing we could hug and cuddle with them. So say hello to the Panthera tigris! When it comes to tigers, the Panthera tigris is the most recognizable cat of them all.
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family, which is the largest of the four big cats in the genus Panthera. These beautiful cats reach up to 13ft in total length and weigh up to 660 pounds.
Sadly these beautiful animals are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List. With a population of fewer than 4,000 left in the wild. These tigers are victims of human-wildlife conflict, particularly in range countries with a high human population density. China explicitly outlawed the consumption of tigers, whose bones, and other organs are superstitiously believed to have magical curative powers.