Tigers hunt for prey, which even include fearsome predators such as crocodiles, leopards and pythons. When fighting a crocodile, they go for the eyes using their paws. The tiger is a 'concealment and ambush hunter', carefully stalking prey, circling in as closely as possible, and then suddenly charging the target from behind.
In order to survive, tigers need to live in areas with dense vegetation, access to water and large ungulata or hoofed prey. The exact habitats the different subspecies of tiger live in varies, although they generally live in forests.
Animals, including tigers, survive largely because of adaptations such as behavioral and physical characteristics that have evolved over time.
Body Features that help it survive- Male: 200 – 670 lbs (Adult), Female: 140 – 370 lbs (Adult)
Methods of reproduction and how they attract a mate- Tigers don’t have a set season for reproduction to take place. Instead they are able to engage in the activities throughout the year. However, most of the time it will occur from late November through early April. Males are ready to mate when they are approximately 5 years of age. For females it is about 3 ½ years of age. A female will enter oestrus, or 'heat', either seasonally if it is a temperate climate or throughout the year in more tropical areas. Oestrus is the time when a female is receptive and able to become pregnant. She will signal her readiness for breeding in various ways, including roaring, moaning and scent marking with a distinctive-smelling urine, mixed with a secretion from the anal gland.
Life Span- 20 – 26 years (In captivity)