Man Sentenced To Jail For Eating Tigers, Because Tigers

Dude, no. Guzzle all the Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew you want, but in the name of all that is holy, keep your fork away from tiger meat, unlike a certain Chinese man (identified only as "Xu") who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for buying and eating the endangered species three different times. (Could it really… » 1/05/15 1:30pm 1/05/15 1:30pm

Black Tiger Cub Is Young, Rare, Super-Cute

Good news for people who love tiger news: This 25-day-old black tiger exists. The unnamed, cute-as-hell cub resides in Hangzhou, eastern China, where it uses a dog as a wet nurse and "owns the color of black due to pseudo-melanism," according to ChinaFotoPress. » 8/29/14 3:06am 8/29/14 3:06am

Three Adorable, Endangered Tiger Cubs Born at the London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo is now home to three cubs belonging to one of the world's rarest big cat species. There are only some 300 Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) still living in the wild. They're classified by the IUCN Red List as "Critically Endangered," because they suffer from habitat loss, territory… » 3/13/14 8:47pm 3/13/14 8:47pm

A tiger in India has killed 10 people in six weeks

A female tiger has strayed from the confines of India's Corbett Tiger Reserve — and she's developed a taste for human meat. The big cat, who's prowling an area spanning 80 miles, has started attacking humans because she's not able to find enough natural prey. » 2/11/14 7:20am 2/11/14 7:20am

What would happen if a lion fought a tiger?

We've always been speculating about battles between superheroes. We know the outcome of octopus versus shark. At last we have an expert speculating on lion versus tiger. Which one would win? » 12/01/13 12:00am 12/01/13 12:00am

Watch two grumpy National Zoo tiger cubs take their swim tests

Before they can become part of National Zoo's exhibit, Sumatran tiger cubs have to show that they can swim in the exhibits moat. Watch two unhappy cubs get their feet—and the rest of their bodies—wet. » 11/09/13 9:30am 11/09/13 9:30am

Could the mythical blue tiger actually exist?

One of the world's most famous cryptids is the so-called blue tiger, first sighted in China a century ago. Cryptozoologists have even worked how such a creature might come to be. Here are the real genetics of a (probably) fake animal. » 9/19/13 8:00am 9/19/13 8:00am

Tigers brutally maul snowmen, look adorable in the process

Siberian tigers — aka Amur tigers — are the largest cats alive on Earth. My favorite Siberian tiger description comes from nature journalist John Vaillant, who once characterized them as creatures that possess "the agility and appetite of the cat and the mass of an industrial refrigerator." » 1/24/13 1:20pm 1/24/13 1:20pm

Would you play tug-of-war with a 450-pound tiger?

We can't decide how we feel about the "Tiger Tug" exhibit at Tampa Bay's Busch Gardens. Regardless of how you feel about zoos or animal captivity, playing tug-of-war with a 450-pound Bengal tiger certainly sounds exciting — and watching video of a tugging match even gives one the impression that the tigers enjoy the… » 6/27/12 4:30pm 6/27/12 4:30pm

A light-projected ghost tiger runs rampant through Paris

In case there weren't enough spectral big cats barreling through the world's metropolises, French design firm created Le3 this absolutely sublime projection of a tiger loose in the avenues. Woe to be ailurophobic in the City of Lights! » 3/23/12 9:45am 3/23/12 9:45am

Watch big cats get spooked by their own reflections

What do lions and tigers and jaguars see when they look in the mirror? Judging by the reactions of some of these cats at Tampa's Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary, it's something pretty scary. What exactly makes a lion jump like that? Maybe he's having a bad mane day. » 3/04/12 8:30am 3/04/12 8:30am

Eleven tigers in a single photograph is a rare sight, indeed

Tigers are exceedingly rare. They're also very solitary creatures. So why are there 11 of them gathered in this photograph? » 2/16/12 12:47pm 2/16/12 12:47pm

Are tigers, lions, and jaguars able to purr?

Big cats have the ability to roar, but what about purring like a tabby? When they're not giving Siberian tigers catnip, the folks at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary are making informative videos on feline vocalization. » 2/03/12 11:15am 2/03/12 11:15am

In Japan, the most dangerous beast of the animal kingdom is the lost…

Earlier this week, officials at the Tama Zoo in Tokyo ran a tiger containment drill based on the premise that a Siberian tiger had escaped during an earthquake. » 2/26/11 8:00am 2/26/11 8:00am