Aside from the Great White Shark, the tiger shark is just one animal you just don't want to meet on one of his bad days. Statistics have shown that aside from the Great White Sharks, Tiger sharks have recorded the most attack on humans. These large predators are no pug and simply do not take lightly to a belly rub or pat on the back. They will attack you if they think they are in danger or if they see you as a yummy seal. There is no out swimming this beast, no begging out the battle. You had better prepare to fight for your life!
Where are Tiger Sharks Found?
Why? do you plan to go swimming with the sharks soon? Ok, soot yourself. Tiger sharks are found in the tropic areas of the world. They can also be found in sub tropic locations. Many Tiger sharks are found in the Atlantic Ocean.
What Do Tiger Sharks Eat?
I can't begin to tell you how many times i laugh at this question. Tiger sharks eat; you, me and just about any thing that can fit between its razor sharp teeth. They have dined on any animal they are capable of hunting , killing and eating. They are also very determined hunters and will not stop until that last piece of femur is in their gut. Don't think because it is night you can go hide under a rock down on the ocean's floor. The tiger shark prefers to hunt at nights because it as an advantage of seeing very good in the dark waters. Tiger sharks are real greedy little fellows. If they are full, they may just simply take a chunk out of your chest just to taste.
Aside from being grumpy and aggressive, the tiger shark is very curious and will investigate any known or foreign objects come his way. The Tiger shark doesn't like crowd and prefers living in solitude.
Don't you just love it when big tiger sharks come together to give you little tiger sharks. How lucky you are, your chance of getting eaten has just multiplied by 10! Yes, that's right my sharky friend. Tiger sharks pups will remain inside mommy Tiger Sharks from 14 to 16 months. The Mommy Tiger Shark will give birth up to 80 pups, 95 percent of those cubs will not make it. If you want an example of a bad parent, the tiger shark me top that list also. As soon as the pups exit mom and enter water they are on their own. Mommy does not hunt or nurse them, these tiny bad teethes have to go out and find their own food. Once the female tiger sharks reaches about 8 years of maturity, then they are ready to make other tiny tiger sharks. Males are ready when they are 6-7 years of age.
Anatomy of a Tiger Shark
The tiger shark is called "Tiger" due to the pronounced stripes on its body that looks like that of its land counterpart. The dreaded Tiger. They are massive creatures and will measure anywhere between 13 to 25 feet in length and can weigh between 900 pounds to 1500 pounds. Each one of the tiger sharks will have stripes that are different in , design,color and size. But what about the various species of Tiger sharks, do they share common characteristics? Lets now look at the different types of tiger sharks.