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 firstname.lastname@example.org! We might even read your email on the show.