In the Wild:
Tigers are solitary, with cubs leaving their mothers territory after 2/3 years. They are most active at night, prefering to hunt in dense vegetation and along routes where they can move quietly and ambush their prey. Tigers have the ability to leap 8 - 10 meters, they are excellent swimmers, spending their time bathing in water sources during the midday heat.
100 years ago there were 100,000 tigers divided into 9 sub-species. Indian, Indo-chinese, Malayan, Sumatran & Amur are still alive today, however the Balinese, Javan, S. Chinese & Caspian are now extinct, with the remaining sub-species now critically endangered.