Tigers have eyes with round pupils, unlike domestic cats, which have . the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), and the Bengal tiger. White Bengal tigers eyes are usually blue, but may be green or amber. There are several hundred captive White Bengal tigers worldwide (this number increases. The eyes of the tiger are situated on the front of its head, and not to the sides. There are some cone cells (colour receptors) in each eye, but these are used. Tiger Eyes Mascot Graphic. One tigress defended her cubs against unwitting humans and subsequently began preying on humans almost exclusively. Lists in your inbox Submit. Koch became the first veterinarian to perform cataract surgery on a komodo dragon -- at the National Zoo. Play fighting simulates real fighting to prepare cubs for when they grow to adulthood. Unlike almost all other big cats, tigers are adept swimmers. Instead, they cup the back of their tongue to flick water droplets into the air, which they then close their mouth over. Unpolished raw tiger's eye gemstones isolated on white background with natural shadows. Actual tiger eyes are among the most highly-evolved in the animal kingdom. It is the original image provided by the contributor. Tigresses are fertile for a period of only four or five days throughout the entire year. But people on both sides go in to collect fish, wild honey and wood in the tigers' habitat. A rare endangered Siberian Tiger resting. This makes a huge difference to the peripheral vision capabilities of the tiger and allows them to be aware of approaching dangers as well as of prey that may be slightly out of their immediate field of sight. Portrait of Sumatran Tiger Panthera Tigris Sumatrae big cat in captivity. Instead, they contain a bone called a baculum and are covered with barbs which help maintain connection during copulation. Although tigers can comfortably fast for several days, they starve more quickly than other animals due to their immense size. The director of the reserve has said he is worried because some men let the mask slip to the top of their head while chopping wood. In November, Indira was again anesthetized while a team of veterinarians and human ophthalmologists gathered to fix the cross eyes. They have put up human-shaped dummies of bamboo and mud, dressed in clothes with human scent and attached to electric wires, for example.