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2 WORKSHEET for Key Stage 2 QUIZ - are you a Tiger Expert? 1. Circle the words that describe a tiger: predator prey herbivore dog mammal hunter reptile animal cat carnivore 2. True or False? a) Tigers have 4 canine teeth. TRUE - Tigers have two at the top and two at the bottom, working together to rip and slice meat b) A tiger can live for over 30 years. FALSE - They rarely live for more than 20 years in captivity and much les in the wild. c) A baby tiger is called a pup. FALSE - A baby tiger is called a cub. d) There are only 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. TRUE We estimate that there are around 300 left. 3. What do we call the teeth that tigers use to rip and tear meat? Canine teeth 4. Why does a tiger have stripes? for Camouflage 5. Give one reason why poachers kill tigers. To sell their bones/skin/teeth etc. 6. Do tigers prefer to hunt alone or in a group? Alone 7. What three colours can you see on a tiger s fur? 1 Orange 2 Black 3 White

3 Here are 5 pictures of different types (sub species) of tiger Sumatran tiger ZSL Indochinese tiger Bengal tiger ZSL Malayan tiger Siberian tiger ZSL Research the five tiger subspecies online. a) On the map below put a dot where each type of tiger lives: b) Tigers eat other animals. Write down the names of 3 prey animals that are eaten by tigers. Examples: Wild pigs/boar, monkeys, water buffalo, red deer, moose, gazelle.

4 Label this Tiger skull with adaptations for hunting and feeding. Ridge on top of skull to attach powerful jaw muscles Great sense of smell to detect prey Large canine teeth for ripping and tearing Powerful jaws to hold and eat prey Forward facing eyes to judge distance and speed when hunting Tigers are an endangered species and may go extinct if we don t help them. Visit and click on the threats to tigers and saving wild tigers links (on the left side), to see the problems and solutions in saving tigers. Write down 3 threats to tigers: Example answers: Poaching - for medicine, conflict, magic and decorations. Loss of habitat - forests, the tiger s home, are being destroyed for farming (especially palm oil) and timber. Tiger population fragmentation - making it more difficult to meet mates Human-tiger conflict - any tiger that attacks humans, preys on livestock, or moves into a village is likely to be considered a problem tiger and killed by villagers trying to protect themselves. Imagine your friend wants to buy a tiger skin coat. What would you say to persuade them not to?

5 Visit our website for lots more information about ZSL Tiger conservation and the new Tiger enclosure. For the Tiger SOS campaign, to explore the new Tiger Territory exhibit and for more information on our Tiger conservation projects go to: A Tiger enclosure needs these things: Shelter outdoors, from all types of weather (sun, wind, rain, etc) A warm bed indoors (provide an indoor den as well as a shelter outside) Trees to give shade Long grass to hide in A pond with fresh water Toys to play with for enrichment, like balls, herbs and sacks A feeding pole (to put the meat up high, so that the tigers have to jump and climb to get at it) and some meat A door for keepers to get in to clean and provide food Lots of windows for the visitors to look through Safety barriers to keep the tigers safely inside and people safely outside the enclosure What else could you add? Be creative Think about the size of the enclosure, add a scale and draw in your tigers. Only two adult tigers can live together at a time, a male and a female. Why not work as a class to design and make the perfect tiger enclosure. Send your completed designs to us so we can see your work. Send to: Kate Oliver, Education Centre, London Zoo, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY. The Tiger Territory exhibit opens in March Come and visit us at ZSL London Zoo soon.

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