What is a Tiger Personality?
Determined, confident, trustworthy, frank.
Tiger personality is strong-willed. Once they make up their minds, they will not change it easily. They will never regret what they have said. They are born with stateliness and confidence, so they always impress people with an image of power and authority.
People born under the Tiger zodiac are adventurous, confident, and courageous. They are born natural leaders, and they can smoothly pull off any task and execute any ideas. Their generosity and passion are known to all the people around them. They know how to stand up for the weak and become a voice for the voiceless. They can’t tolerate injustice. They are blunt and don’t believe in sugar-coating things, even to their loved ones. They are daring and rebellious, and it is difficult for them to seek help or take advice from others.
Who is the Tiger compatible with?
Generally speaking, this sign gets along well with people in signs of Dragon, Horse and Pig, who can be best partners in their marriage life. And their relationship will be sweet and everlasting.
Celebrities born in Year of the Tiger:
Queen Elizabeth, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Hedy Lamar, Steve Irwin, Joe DiMaggio, Jonas Salk, Tenzing Norway, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alec Guiness, Evel Knievel, Mel Brooks, Bill Murray, Ansel Adams, Amanda Gorman, Richard Branson, Jimmy Fallon, Megan Fox.
What does the Year of the Tiger represent in Chinese Zodiac?
Much like their namesakes, tigers are independent, fearless, loyal and have high-self esteem. Tigers are strong in the face of adversity and never back down from a challenge. They are persistent and determined. Their free nature and strong sense of justice is their biggest strength and weakness, as this can lead to them being rebellious and sometimes too self-confident. In 2022 you can expect good fortune in relationships and family life. Tigers can expect to succeed in their career with hard work and determination.
What will bring us luck during the Year of the Tiger?
The colors green and blue will bring good luck and fortune. Lucky numbers are 1, 3 and 7. Be sure to stay clear of the color white and numbers 4 and 9 throughout the year.
What does Eye of the Tiger mean?
It means someone who is focused, confident, strong, and intense, somewhat cold but very fierce with a “never say die” attitude.
In the wild, seeing the “eyes” of the tiger signifies death, because right before a tiger attacks, it turns its ears forward so that the spot on the back of each ear faces nearer its prey. The “eye spots” on the back of their ears confuse predators and reduce the risk of attack from behind. Hence, once someone sees these “eyes,” the tiger is about to attack.
The phrase became popularized with the song Eye of the Tiger, an 80’s hit performed by the band Survivor. It was written at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone to become the theme song for the movie Rocky III.
In the movie, Rocky Balboa is shown resting on his laurels, living the good life, doing American Express commercials and photo-ops and slacking off his training regimen. In stark contrast were scenes of the ominous Mr. T, training hard, sweating, bleeding and pouring out every last ounce of effort to become the boxing champion of the world. After the death of Rocky’s trainer Mickey, played by Burgess Meredith, Rocky’s friend (and former rival) Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers, implores Rocky to get back “The Eye Of The Tiger,” meaning his edge and his hunger to be the champ. This mentality will eventually lead Rocky toward his greatness and acceptance when he utters the iconic words, GO FOR IT!
The Eye of the Tiger phrase has become a powerful call of action among people in physical therapy, athletes and anyone who is facing a challenge and seeking motivation to strive for their goals.
When you have the “Eye Of The Tiger,” you are believing that you can and you WILL!
Wishing you all “The Eye Of The Tiger”!
Tigers Facts For Kids
(The following information is from CoolKidsFacts.com)
We love all things animals, and the tiger is certainly high up there on our list!
A beauty of a beast, which has some interesting tales to tell. Here are some awesome facts about tigers. Enjoy and prepare to be amazed.
The tiger belongs to the cat family.
It’s by far the biggest species out of all cats and a beauty too!
There are lots of different types of tigers including the Sumatran, Siberian, Bengal, South China, Malayan and Indochinese. The Caspian, Bali and Javan Tigers are all extinct which is very sad, and many others are endangered, which means they are in big danger of becoming extinct.
The most endangered species is the South China tiger. It is listed in the top 10 of most endangered animals in the world.
Out of the entire population of tigers in the wild, only about 3% are left, which is not cool at all, and 97% were completely wiped out in a period of just 100 years. Frightening!
Guess who their biggest enemy is? Humans! Humans hunt them for their fur and body parts, and ruin the habitats where they live.
Unbelievably, there are more tigers kept as pets than there are in the wild. No, they’re meant to be in the wild!
Their ancestors are the sabre-tooth cat, and just like them, they rely on those big gnashes of theirs to survive. It they lose those large and powerful teeth, they can’t kill anymore and they will likely starve to death.
Can you believe that tigers lived as long ago as 2 million years back? There were fossil remains found in China. Wowzers!
Here are some amazing facts that will wow you!
Tigers can reach a length of up to 11 feet and weigh as much as 720 pounds. That’s heavier than a piano.
Have you ever tried to lift a piano?
Tigers can live up to 10-15 years in the wild and up to 26 years when they’re kept in captivity.
Mother tigers give birth after approximately 100 days and they give birth to litters of between two to six cubs and they raise them alone with very little help from the father.
He’s probably out hunting!
Cubs only start learning to hunt when they are about 18 months old and leave their mothers when they’re about 2 years of age. Off they then go and find a territory just to call their own.
Around half of tiger cubs don’t live beyond two years of age. That’s so sad.
A group of tigers is known as an “ambush” or “streak.”
Tigers are good swimmers and can swim up to 6 kilometers. That’s far. It’s the same as swimming 120 lengths of an Olympic sized swimming pool.
Have you heard of white tigers? Well they’re very rare and they have a gene in their bodies that are only found in 1 in every 10,000 tigers. It would be great to see one of these in the wild, such a rare find.
Tigers usually hunt alone at dawn or dusk, and sometimes in the dark. Unbelievably less than 10% of their hunts are successful. So 90% of the time they don’t come home with dinner.
Tigers have been known to reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour (65 kilometers per hour). That’s quite fast for an animal this big.
That’s a bit slower than a car which goes at 60 miles per hour (about 97 kilometers per hour), if you’re following the speed limit of course.
These huge animals can easily jump over 20 feet in length. That’s almost the length of 4 adult men lying head to toe. That is quite a jump that they can make. They can do this because their forelimbs are shorter than their hind limbs, which actually help them to jump.
The forelimbs and shoulders are more powerful than the hind limbs. So now we know why they can jump so far.
They are feared predators – they can kill animals more than twice their size and are carnivores. They only eat meat.
Tigers mostly live alone and are very protective about their territories; what’s theirs is theirs, and no-one should dare enter! The mark their territories with urine, or by scratching trees. I’m told their urine smells like buttered popcorn.
Their territories can reach up to 62 square miles (100 kilometers squared) in size. That’s big. If you hear a tiger roar, don’t start running just yet; it can be heard from as far away as 1 mile at night.
Tigers are fast, but not that fast. They can’t outrun animals such as deer. What they do instead is creep up on their prey, and attack from the side or from behind.
The way a tiger edges up toward its victim is quite exciting as they initially creep up on them slowly and then they quickly and suddenly strike their prey.
Those powerful jaws will hold the prey by its neck, and will keep it there until it dies. These are cunning and clever cats.
When they do finally catch their prey, 10% of the time, and it’s large, they will eat some and then save the rest for later. They will drag the remains to a thicket and bury it under leaves and when the hunger pangs strike, off they go to get the rest.
Amazingly they will travel up to 20 miles just to find the right prey.
Believe it or not, but these large cats can purr just like the cats we have at home. Cool. But domestic cats purr when they breathe in and out, and tigers can only purr when they breathe out.
When tigers do purr, it’s 100 times louder than a domestic cat’s purr. Hold your ears tight!
Tigers that live in hot and humid places are lighter and smaller than their brothers and sisters who live in colder areas. In colder areas, they obviously need more fur and meat to keep them warmer!
Tigers and Humans
You know that no two human finger prints are the same? Well it’s the same for tigers. No two ever have the same stripes.
There are more than 100 stripes on each tiger. The strips help them to hide when they’re hunting. Their stripes aren’t just on their fur. If you shaved them, which really isn’t advisable, you’d see they have stripes on their skin too. The footprints of a tiger are known as pug marks. When trying to hide its tracks, it pulls in its claws. Wow, very very clever.
People think that tigers are man-eaters! They are definitely not. In fact if you had to bump into one on a stroll in the jungle, they’d probably just wander off into the woods.
Tigers’ eyes are different to domesticated cats.
Tigers have round pupils and domestic cats show slitted pupils. This is because tigers hunt at dawn, dusk or night, whereas domestic cats are nocturnal–– they only go out hunting at night. Tigers’ sharp night vision is six times better than human ability to see in the dark.
All tigers have yellow eyes, except for one; the white tiger is the only species that has blue eyes. They have a gene which gives them the white fur, and this same gene gives blue eyes.
Tigers rarely roar at other animals, they would only do so if they need to communicate with each other. Usually in a standoff the tiger makes a hissing noise.
But if he does roar, he is either defending his territory or inviting his counterparts to mate.
Their muscles are so strong that they could remain standing even when dead. That’s mind-blowing!
Tigers only live on the continent of Asia, although of course some of their family members like leopards, lions and cheetahs live in Africa. But not one single tiger lives in Africa outside of captivity.