Original Paintings of Tigers
Original Tiger Paintings For Sale by Alan M Hunt
"Contemplation" Tiger Painting by Alan M Hunt £POA
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family; the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. Reaching up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in total length and weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), the larger tiger subspecies are comparable in size to the biggest extinct felids.
Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognizable feature is the pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter underparts.
The most numerous tiger subspecies is the Bengal tiger while the largest subspecies is the Siberian tiger.
Highly adaptable, tigers range from the Siberian taiga, to open grasslands, to tropical mangrove swamps. They are territorial and generally solitary animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey demands. This, coupled with the fact that they are endemic to some of the more densely populated places on earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans. Of the nine subspecies of modern tiger, three are extinct and the remaining six are classified as endangered, some critically so. The primary direct causes are habitat destruction and fragmentation, and hunting.
"Sumatran Royalty" Tiger Painting For Sale by Alan M Hunt
Their historical range, which once reached from Mesopotamia and the Caucasus through most of South and East Asia, has been radically reduced. While all surviving species are under formal protection, poaching, habitat destruction and inbreeding depression continue to be threats.
Nonetheless, tigers are among the most recognizable and popular of the world's charismatic megafauna. They have featured prominently in ancient mythology and folklore, and continue to be depicted in modern films and literature. Tigers appear on many flags and coats of arms, as mascots for sporting teams, and as the national animal of several Asian nations.
Tigers have been classified by scientists into eight subspecies: Indian (or Bengal), Indo-Chinese, Sumatran, Amur (or Siberian), South China, Caspian (extinct), Java (extinct), and Bali (extinct).
One of the most powerful land carnivores in the world , the tiger is a massively built cat of awesome size and power.
Original Siberian Tiger Paintings
Too Close Tiger Painting By Alan M Hunt
The Siberian Tiger is the largest cat in the world. The biggest one ever recorded was 1,025 pounds, while the average weight for male Siberian Tigers is 500-900 pounds. Male Siberian Tigers are usually about 3.5 feet tall at the shoulder and about 13 feet long from nose to tail.
The Siberian Tiger can run up to 50 miles per hour over the snow if they want to. That's only 10 miles per hours slower than the cheetah (the fastest cat in the world)!
Paintings of Tigers
Close Enough Tiger by Alan M Hunt £POA
Interesting Tiger facts
Original Tiger Painting by Alan M Hunt
Common Name: Tiger
Species: Panthera tigris
Diet: Carnivore; deer, elk and small animals?
Tiger Weight: 200-800 pounds
Height at shoulder: 2.5 - 3.5 feet
Body length: 5-10 ft. (nose to tail tip)
Tail length: 24-36 inches
Subspecies: 4? left out of 8
Range/Distribution: Asia: China to Siberia
Tigers Lifespan: About 15 years in the wild; 20+ years in captivity
Other interesting Tiger Facts
Fact: Tigers are an endangered species. Wild tigers in Asia -- their natural habitat -- may soon disappear. As conservationist,
Tigers keep their claws sharp for hunting by pulling in their retractable claws into a protective sheath.
Most tigers have more than 100 stripes, and no two tigers have identical stripes.
A group of tigers is called a streak.
There are probably fewer than 500 Sumatran tigers on the island of Sumatra.
The roar of a tiger can be heard more than a mile away.
Tiger Conservation Project
Wild Cat Conservation and Education Fund
ZSL 21st Century Tiger
Original Tiger Painting by Alan M Hunt