Tigers – Varmints – 96



This week Paul and Donna are discussing the largest member of the cat family: tigers! These big stripey guys are incredible!

But first the news!

Wylie animal sanctuary’s newest resident arrived in a duffel bag 🙁 Courtesy of dallasnews.com:

It’s not ideal but Kenobi’s going to be okay.

How do tigers get their stripes? Probably something genetic but even science is all like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Courtesy of livescience.com:


Now that’s a magnificent animal! WOW!

As big cats go, tigers are the swimmiest cats that ever swum! Courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com:


You can literally almost hear this tiger saying “AHHHHHHHHH YEAAHHHHH”

The power and swimming ability of tigers is well illustrated in this video provided courtesy of YouTube user National Geographic:


A vintage 1970’s Frosted Flakes commercial featuring the one and only Tony the Tiger! Courtesy of YouTube user DJBobbyFX:


The great voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft who provided the voices of Tony the Tiger and Shere Khan! His IMDB is crazypants.

One of the greatest Disney villains of all time: Shere Khan! Courtesy of YouTube user Movieclips Coming Soon:


Unfortunately tigers are in a serious amount of trouble. Panthera.org is a great way to help tigers and all big cats out from the comfort of your own home. Donate, learn a ton about big cats and identify wildlife in photographs for actual science! Click on the image below to help out some tigers.


Tigers are the only animals known to nom on black bears. This video might be a little bit intense for the younguns. Parent discretion advised. Courtesy of YouTube user Discovery:

Now you know a little more about tigers than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Featured image “Tiger” was taken by Cristiano Deana and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Andrea Freitas runs the A Measured Life blog and is a co-host on the Feast On History podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.