World Tiger Day Quiz | International Tiger Day Quiz | How Much Do You Know About Tigers
World Tiger Day, falls on 29 July and is also known as International Tiger Day. It is an annual celebration that raises awareness about tiger conservation. Observance of this day is dedicated to promoting global systems to protect the natural habitats of tigers and raise public consciousness.
Would you believe that the Indian subcontinent is home to 75% of all the world’s tigers? We’ve prepared a fun quiz for everyone to test their knowledge about this majestic wild cat.
This international day is celebrated globally with the slogan/theme “Their Survival is in our hands.” Take up this International Tiger Day quiz to know more about these majestic wild cats.
This is a timed quiz. You will be given 1050 seconds to answer all questions. Are you ready?
The Bengal tiger in India faces a constant threat of poaching and is thus protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Under which Schedule is it protected?
Species under Schedule I are prohibited to be hunted throughout India, except under threat to human life or in case of a disease that is beyond recovery. Some of the animals granted protection under the Schedule I include: The Black Buck. Bengal Tiger.
What are tiger farms?
In the wild, there are fewer than 4,000 tigers, but more than 8,000 are held in captive facilities in Asia. Investigations have shown that many of these tiger farms breed and slaughter tigers for the illegal trade.
Machhali (T-16), "Queen of the Lake", the royal tigress, was the pride of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. Why was she called thus?
Great Machhali, "Pride of India." the tiger mother at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, died Thursday, 18 August, 2016, following a prolonged illness. Great Machhali was probably the world's oldest wild tigress. Her last breath was taken when she was more than 20 years old. The average life expectancy of a tiger in wild is between 11 to 15 years.
How many countries have adopted the tiger as their national animal?
Five. India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, and South Korea. The Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris Tigris) serves as the national animal for India, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) proudly represents South Korea. And finally, the Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is the national animal of Malaysia.
What are the best locations in India to spot tigers?
Wildlife of Ranthambore National Park was famous for Machli Tigeress. Ranthambore National Park is also referred to as Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Today the tiger population in this National Park has been around 70 and it is continuously increasing.
In which protected area has the tiger adapted to living in a mangrove ecosystem?
In the Bay of Bengal, the Sundarbans (delta) is a group of low-lying islands that spread across India and Bangladesh. In West Bengal's Sunderbans forest reserve, the tiger population has increased to 96, according to the latest census. Tiger attacks in the Sundarbans, in India and in Bangladesh are reported to have killed from 0-50 people per year. There are more than 100 Bengal tigers living in the Sundarbans, making it one of the largest single populations ever recorded in a single area.
Jim Corbet, the legendary British hunter turned conservationist, authored the man-eaters of Kumaon. Which of the below was authored by Valmik Thapar?
A short book on the cultural and symbolic significance of the tiger in Asia, and the decline of its cult over time. One of the world's foremost authorities on the tiger, the author discusses why the tiger has survived in Asia based on its symbolic status.
What is the average age of tigers in the wild?
A tiger's lifespan is influenced by whether it lives in captivity or in the wild. Tigers live an average of 11 years in the wild. The lifespan of these animals is between 20 and 25 years in captivity because of regular medical care, food supply, and protection from most natural threats. They can't live more than 15 years in the wild.
Which subspecies of tigers have webbed feet and are considered skilled swimmers?
Even though Sumatran tigers are small compared to other tiger subspecies, they are still very big, reaching lengths of 9 feet (2.7 meters) and weighing between 75 and 250 pounds (70 and 110 kg). Webbed feet are characteristic of Sumatran tigers. They are able to swim easily because of this.
Which out of these was the oldest living Tiger Ever till 2021?
Guddu was the world’s oldest surviving male Royal Bengal tiger, that lived at Kanpur Zoo in India and died at the age of 26. Before Guddu, the record was held by Flavio and Ramu tigers, both died at the age of 24. Machali tigress was considered the world’s oldest female tiger, died at the age of 20. Shasta the Liger was believed the world’s oldest Liger (an offspring of female tiger and male lion), died at the age of 24.
Which of these subspecies of tigers is the largest?
Amur tigers (also referred to as Siberian, Ussurian, Manchurian, or Northeast China tigers) are the largest of the tiger subspecies. Mature males can reach lengths of 10.5 feet from head to tail and weigh up to 660 pounds (300 kilograms). On average, male Sumatran tigers weigh approximately 310 pounds, which is the upper range for that subspecies. Within each subspecies of tigers, males are heavier than females.
Tiger numbers in India account for 75% of those in the world. According to a report by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, how many Tigers are remaining in total across the country?
2,967 tigers. The 2010 National Tiger Assessment estimated the total population of tigers in India at 1,706. By the year 2018, according to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, there were estimated only 2,967 tigers in existence in India.
Tigers are one of the biggest members of the cat family. So, does that mean that they ‘purr’ like a cat?
Only the smaller cats—not just house cats, but also bobcats, ocelots, lynxes, cougars, and others—have what it takes to purr. In big cats—lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars—a length of tough cartilage runs up the hyoid bones to the skull. This feature prevents purring but also gives the larynx enough flexibility to produce a full- throated roar. So apparently tigers can’t purr, so when they’re happy they ‘chuff’ or chuffle instead. Also known as ‘prusten’, according to Wikipedia, it’s a type of vocalization made only by two members of the Panthera family, the tiger and snow leopard.
What is a group of tigers referred to as?
It’s called a ‘streak’ or an ‘ambush’. But! This almost Never occurs in the wild, as tigers are one of the more solitary of the big cats. A group does occur when humans force them together in zoo situations. In that case, they do socialize with one another to an extent, but they do just as well being on their own.
Tigers are known to possess some amazing skills that make it very different from its feline cousins -the lion, puma, and other large cats. Which of the following statements is true?
Tigers imitate the call of other animals! Hunting by mimicry is an obvious advantage to animals. It has been said that Tigers make a ‘pook’ sound similar to that of sambhar that draws these innocent animals into the trap and get ambushed.
Among the following statements, which one is true about tigers?
With the exception of mothers and their cubs, tigers are solitary animals. Each tiger roams across a large area, also called a home range, whose size is determined by the availability of food.
Which parts of tiger are sold in the international black market and illegally harvested for medicinal purposes?
Eyeballs, whiskers, bones, brain, fat, meat, skin, paws… all body parts of tiger are harvested illegally for medicinal purposes. In traditional Chinese medicine, nearly every body part of the tiger has some form of medicinal value and may be applied to treat conditions ranging from epilepsy to impotence. Around 60% of the Chinese population and at least 10 million Americans believe that tiger body parts can be used medicinally. Other countries engaged in tiger trade include Great Britain, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, and Hong Kong, which is responsible for more than half of the trade. Among these countries, tiger eyes are usually sold for about $170 each. Paws are worth $1000 each.
The Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan is contiguous with which of the following tiger reserve?
Other than being a National Park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Elephant Reserve, and Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India, Manas National Park is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan.
Tigers are big predators, but does not mean they’re slow. At full speed, what is the speed a tiger can run?
Tigers are not the fastest runners in the animal kingdom, however the fact that they have very strong legs allows them to sprint at speeds between 40-65 kilometres per hour, but it is only possible for short distances.
Which of these tiger subspecies is not extinct?
Malayan tiger is not yet in the extict tiger list. The list of extict tigers include three subspecies i.e. Balinese tigers (Panthera tigris balica), Javan tigers (Panthera tigris sondaica), and Caspian tigers (Panthera tigris virgata). All 3 species of tigers have been extinct for at least 3 decades.
The Corbetti tiger is named in honour of Jim Corbett. It is native to which of the following countries?
Jim Corbett National Park is located in Uttarakhand, India. It was renamed in his honour in 1957. It was he who helped establish this protected area in the 1930s. The Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is one of the six living tiger subspecies and is found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and southwestern China. In 1968, the Indochinese tiger, also known as the Corbett’s tiger, was named after Jim Corbett.
According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, 50% of tiger’s deaths occur due to illness territory files and ageing. How many tigers died due to poaching?
Asian customs officials find smuggled parts from at least 200 tigers every year on average. Between official counts and confiscations, it is estimated that 1,000 tigers have been killed for their parts over the last decade, or 25% of the total population.
Besides its distinctive aroma, tiger urine is also used to mark territory. Can you guess what it smells like?
Here’s an intriguing fact, the smell that emanates from Tigers urine smells similar to buttered popcorn. Be careful not to succumb to temptation because it also signifies a warning sign to the intruders in their territory.
Tigers have a special organ to taste the air, in order to detect the scent left by other tigers. What is this organ called?
Jacobson’s organ, also called the vomeronasal organ. This is an organ of chemoreception found as part of the olfactory system of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, even though it does not occur in all tetrapod groups. It is a patch of sensory cells within the main nasal chamber that detects heavy moisture-borne odour particles.
Which National Park divides India and Bangladesh?
The forest in India consists of the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve and the 24 Parganas (South) Forest Division. Together with the forest in Bangladesh is the only mangrove forest in the world where tigers exist.
White tigers typically have blue eyes. But are they a separate subspecies of tigers?
Despite their name, white tigers do not constitute a separate subspecies of tiger. Their existence is the result of an artificially selected mutant gene that's resulted from inbreeding and is created through entertainment purposes.
What is Royal Bengal tiger’s bite force?
Boasting the longest canine teeth (2.5 to 3 inches) of all cats, Bengal tigers present a fearsome display; they also have the bite force to back it up, delivering more than a thousand pounds-per-square-inch of pressure—almost twice as much bite force as the king of the jungle.
According to Elizabeth von Muggenthaler, “When a tiger roars-the sound will rattle and paralyze you.” Can you guess how far their roars can be heard?
According to Muggenthaler, Humans can only hear some of the sounds that tigers use to communicate. Whales, elephants, rhinoceros, and tigers can produce sounds below 20 hertz, while humans can hear frequencies from 20 hertz to 20,000 hertz. Infrasound is a low-pitched sound that is capable of traveling long distances through buildings, dense forests, and even mountains. Low frequencies can travel a longer distance than higher frequencies. According to scientists, infrasound is crucial to learning how tigers communicate.
Liger and Tigon are examples of which type of conservation?
Tigons are born when a male tiger breeds with a female lion. Ligers are the descendants of a male lion bred with a female tiger. Although they both result from a tiger and lion crossbreed, their specific parentage is what differentiates ligers from tigons.
Are tigers’ stripes as unique as a human being’s fingerprints?
It might surprise some of you to learn that most of the cat species have stripes on both their fur and skin. It is indeed true that similar to human fingerprints, the unique pattern of stripes on Tigers acts like their identity. No two tigers share the same stripe pattern.
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