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Tigers are icons of beauty, power, and the importance of conservation. Learn five surprising facts about these striped felines, including how large the cats can be, an adaptation some developed for swimming, and how much wild tiger populations have declined. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #Tigers #Educational About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Tigers 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/FK3dav4bA4s National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (1 month ago)
Tigers are the world's largest cats, weighing about 450 pounds, on average. What are your thoughts on these powerful felines?
TheOrangefan13 (14 days ago)
they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called 'Rabbi' by others.
Trần Đại Nghĩa (1 month ago)
can you give us the full subtitle of this video, because some word i can't understand!
JarJarBinks (1 month ago)
Among wild tigers, Bengal tigers are the biggest! In other words, the biggest Bengal tigers in the wild are slightly bigger than their Siberian counterparts. It appears that the Siberian cats being the biggest among the Tiger species is just based on non-wild specimens.
GAMERS KILLER (1 month ago)
Wow
Sohel Ahmed (1 month ago)
Indian government doing everything to protect this magnificent big cat now 70% tiger live in india 😊
Venom (4 days ago)
Tigers as carnivore are on the top food chain. Human : wait a minute.
Solmom03 (6 days ago)
Their just gorgeous!
Cyrask (7 days ago)
8O.O.O.O.O.O.O
The Latest And The Greatest (7 days ago)
It’s going to be a sad day when these creatures go extinct.
tayyab676 (8 days ago)
Map of Pakistan is not correct. Part of Kashmir and gilgit baltastan are part of Pakistann, not India.
Jared Braun (10 days ago)
Such amazing creatures!
Seazcv (12 days ago)
2:07 omg look at that beauty.
Inquisitve m (13 days ago)
Why doesn't India and Africa do a friendly tiger and lion exchange? India sends 30 tigers to Africa and vice versa. I want to see the in the wild of different countries.
Zhen Quan Ong (15 days ago)
I believe the webbed feet is only applicable to Sumatran Tigers. And in present day, only captive Siberian Tigers outgrow Bengal Tigers. Wild Bengal Tigers are bigger than Siberian Tigers in recent records.
Sanggil Luke (15 days ago)
Japan killed all of tigers in Korea when they colonized 1910's
VanessaKimme (15 days ago)
It's just so sad. Why kill these beautiful creatures? Just leave them alone, look at them from afar but don't interfere with their way of life. Just let them be.
Sher Khan (15 days ago)
This documentary has my consent. :o)
Sally Andersen (16 days ago)
Hope they never become extinguished. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this video.
Linda M (18 days ago)
NAT GEO.... THANK U FOR FOOTAGE....
fdfhf cdgvd (19 days ago)
How many tigers remained in the world?
Lionboy 187 (20 days ago)
this is fake tigers are ugly
Edward Overkleeft (22 days ago)
Evolution has no answer for the Tiger just assertions.
Ahmad Wildannn (23 days ago)
dislike from lion
jcyt0511 (23 days ago)
Typical unprofessional, under researched amateur filled 'professionals' with no common sense make up many such institutions  which report on the animal kingdom.
يحيى القحطاني (26 days ago)
😲
Isaac Carvalho (26 days ago)
no its 720 lbs
Kendall Kessler (27 days ago)
Great video!
J R (27 days ago)
Who else was here just for the pictures?🙋🏻‍♂️
Aseem Chemjong (27 days ago)
Nepal has doubled its tiger population in less than 10 years....❤️❤️
SAPSU TRAVEL BLOG (1 month ago)
Tigers are in Nepal. small tiger.
Maddy Doyle (1 month ago)
The total number left was 3800 I'm guessing it's not including in captivity because there's estimated to be 3000 in texas alone but 100 thousand since 1900
Jason (1 month ago)
God's beautiful creation.
Zakia N K (1 month ago)
How I wish they can live in peace... so sad to hear the decreasing number of living tiger... 😢😢😢
Nur Kholik (1 month ago)
Bear or tiger
indomie (1 month ago)
Replace the 0 with 3 problem solved
John michael Mondejar (1 month ago)
Tiger have the strength but in the bloody fight w/ lion if they are hurt they retreat unlike lions fighting to the death
PrettyBoyErin (1 month ago)
I surprised I don’t see any lion fan boys lol
PrettyBoyErin (1 month ago)
Lions fan boys here’s proof that tiger is stronger than a lion and can easily kill a lion especially a amur
Longam Tomba (1 month ago)
Most Beautiful and powerful animal among the cat family ..
Alex Boclé (1 month ago)
2019 im Actually in vietnam d no more tiger here😢 only at the zoo💔❤
madmex82 (1 month ago)
There are more tigers in captivity in Texas, in private collections, than there is in all of the wild of the world.
AARYAN Samraat (1 month ago)
There's no match for the shear power of a tiger
Sai Charan (1 month ago)
God created the world!! God created species!! God created humans!! Humans created everything!! Species left the chat!! Finally,humans left the chat!! God:
Cheeky Monk (1 month ago)
Such majestic creatures. An informative video too
Oleg xu (1 month ago)
it's bandhavgarh's mangu in 0:42
Dai 大 (1 month ago)
NG, question.. @1:10.. Is the Tiger walk real? It seems the Lion's is fabricated / animated from a picture. If it is real, I wonder how you got it to loop so perfectly.
stella vastator (1 month ago)
Save the tigers!!
Cheng (1 month ago)
其实真觉得挺可惜的,中国本来是老虎最主要的栖息地之一,现在野生老虎却少的可怜。记得几年前去东北旅游,听当地的司机说刚本来林子里老虎很多。刚改革开放的时候,没人管,每天都有人带着猎枪去林子里打老虎,拿虎皮。打的现在林子都干干净净得了。 作孽啊
Antony Rohan (1 month ago)
I love tigers😘❤😘❤
Sekhar (1 month ago)
Good Info..
EveningWind (1 month ago)
Beautiful cats and a shamed their population was brought down. Hopefully we don't lose them completely.
Albert Silk (1 month ago)
I love Tigers and want to help them survive and raise thier numbers. Tigers are the most incredible predator on earth and its mankinds duty to save them. We put them in tthis terrible critically endangered status. There are almost no Siberian Tigers and they are our largest predator. China and thier demand for tiger parts because of thier backwards ways and beliefs in medicine are a major problem and China must be dealt with
TJ Matthews (1 month ago)
We have to protect all of our wild animals not just Tigers from dying out , endangered species before there won’t be enough animals in the American and world zoos and in the wild
Billy Boy (1 month ago)
Wrong the tiger is a little heavier on average because of its belly fat ,that is clearly visible when looking at the to ,plus the lion is bigger at the front end of the body.
Billy Boy (1 month ago)
Wrong the tiger is a little heavier on average because of its belly fat ,that is clearly visible when looking at the to ,plus the lion is bigger at the front end of the body.
Sohel Ahmed (1 month ago)
Thanks to indian government we have now 70% wild tiger population 😊
bunty sharma (1 month ago)
After watching this video lion fans must be frantically looking for burnol.
LordJonVo (1 month ago)
THE KING
bryant dailing (1 month ago)
60% of the comments are lion boys trying to claim lions are the largest and strongest cat
kalunda (1 month ago)
Tiger and lion are related. Tiger and lion there isn’t that much difference between the two.
Thiago Zwetsch (1 month ago)
I love Tigers! They are Amazing!!
L Gaines (1 month ago)
This video leads me to ask something: If tigers are the real kings of the jungle in life, then why are lions portrayed as such in movies and cartoons like Disney’s The Lion King and it’s Golden Films knockoff version “The Jungle King” (which had tigers but portrayed them as power hungry and Napoleonic villains i.e. Raj), and why is there not a movie called “The Tiger King?”
ovhi1 (1 month ago)
Bangladesh sundarban is the origin of royal bengal tiger
Maple Maples (1 month ago)
Tigers didn't come from Africa. Not everything in life came from Adfrica, stop this stupid Western science thinking. It is still theory. Scientists are still changing their mind on everything everyday about who we are and where we came from?
DoubleA G (1 month ago)
2:52 That's one muscular kitty!
pankaj punia (1 month ago)
TIGERS were poached on large scale in INDIA by britishers during colonial rule....at that time tigers were about to go extinct ....and all they did it was for fun.....and fake fame.....in Hindu culture tigers are worshipped as they are carrier of goddess Durga mata..
Anna Varghese (1 month ago)
*Tiger...perhaps the most beautiful animal on Earth!!*
Sibirian Tiger (1 month ago)
I LOVE TIGERS SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯
Jeet M (1 month ago)
The great NGC data is total Bull $hit... 1.Tigers evolved in east Asia or South east Asia not Africa as u mentioned 2.India has 70% Wild Tiger population not 50% 3. Siberian tigers average weight is only 189kg Vs Bengal Tiger Average 221 kg...Check stats u idiot NGC
Oliver Reed (1 month ago)
Amazing animals. I love this video. It will make a great study break for my class.
Alejandro Aguilera (1 month ago)
So you can’t out run it, out climb it or out swim it? Cool
Prathmesh Deshmukh (1 month ago)
More than 90% of the species that ever lived on this planet are GONE ! They are extinct. And that's what will happen to most of the species that are here today. HUMANS DESTROY NATURE ?? Not really. Because we are the part of nature as well. (We're just another species)
Ashutosh Kumar (21 days ago)
At least a double digit IQ brain like me doesn't contradict his own statements. On one hand you don't think humans destroy nature (which is totally false), on the other when I pointed out how fast animals are dying because of humans, your moronic brain froze yp because you couldn't find a link between them.
Prathmesh Deshmukh (1 month ago)
+Ashutosh Kumar and just so your double digit IQ brain can comprehend, I NEVER mentioned anything about the RATE of extinction. You must be one of those dumbest kids in the class.
Ashutosh Kumar (1 month ago)
They don't disappear at this fast rate, moron. That is the issue. Not that things go extinct, but things going extinct so quickly. It took dinosaurs hundreds of thousands of years to go extinct, not 100 years.
Adum Sundler (1 month ago)
Current wild Bengal Tigers are larger than wild Siberian Tigers. Siberian Tigers have decreased in size due to poaching. Wild Bengal Tigers are regularly reaching 250+kgs whilst wild Siberians are averaging at around 230.
Adum Sundler (1 month ago)
+Manga Panda Ah alright.
Manga Panda (1 month ago)
+Adum Sundler Wagdoh no longer the biggest. Its T42 Fateh followed by T34 Kumbha.
Adum Sundler (1 month ago)
+Manga Panda I know. And thank you, I'm just asking who the secone biggest Tiger after T42 Fateh. Is it Wagdoh?
Manga Panda (1 month ago)
+Adum Sundler its just info. to support your statement
Adum Sundler (1 month ago)
+Manga Panda Who's the second biggest tiger? I haven't mentioned any specimens on my original comment.
Клуб Любителей Зверюшек (1 month ago)
Кошки- самые удивительные и совершенные создания природы!!!😻🥰❤️
Enam Zain (1 month ago)
Royal Bengal Tiger.....The pride of Bangladesh.....
Shafqat Ishan (1 month ago)
There's only 2 subspecies of tigers and lions now. 6 subspecies are no longer valid. Expected better up to date documentary from you Nat Geo
Mason (1 month ago)
0:33 сибирский самый красивый
Gabriel Afonso (1 month ago)
Jesus, China completely eradicated them. What a shame. They BETTER rebound. Also this put an end to the Tiger vs Lion debate. Sorry Lion and Lion King fanboys, you LOSE
Rakesh Kumar (1 month ago)
0:40 *ROYAL* BENGAL TIGER
Sudhanshu Tiwari (1 month ago)
Bhai hamesha india use kia karo royal Indian bengal tiger
Pawglovr 21 (1 month ago)
Let's do our best to keep them off the Chinese soup menu. 😎
Daddy Bear (1 month ago)
From 2:30 to 2:40 is just sad and pathetic
Jewels (1 month ago)
Beautiful I love watching these videos
Alpha Romeo (1 month ago)
0:58 humans stand no chance in front a of full grown tiger.
Elune Germanotta (1 month ago)
We are the cause of the end of the world definitely
Jonathan Joshua (1 month ago)
Only 4,000? That's so sad :(
Ted Cleveland (1 month ago)
What worst was Amur tiger only left around 350 in the wild. While China breeds as many as they can, number close to 500 but only to kill later for traditional medicine and trophy hunting Human head are fuked
JR Ewing (1 month ago)
Tigers are my favorite cats.
Abdul Khan (1 month ago)
Lion or tiger? 1 2 3 Start commenting folks
SuperAsain Dude (1 month ago)
Lol i thought this video was tiger 911 😂😂😂
Sims 3 Forever Dude (1 month ago)
Tigers are not the largest Cats, Ligers are. Also, Siberian Tigers usually weigh 700 pounds. Other Tiger Species usually weigh around 600 pounds.
LavenderLushLuxury (1 month ago)
Cuties.
LavenderLushLuxury (1 month ago)
Cute Cat.
LavenderLushLuxury (1 month ago)
Cute Cats.
LavenderLushLuxury (1 month ago)
Cute.
LavenderLushLuxury (1 month ago)
Cute Tigers.
Si Einstein ML (1 month ago)
King of beast
Sense of Tumor (1 month ago)
Lions fans are ignoring this video
PROLIFIC_222 (1 month ago)
What are my thoughts? Well let's see, definitely not something I want to see while doing my morning jog. They look cool on my phone tho
Fakhriani Pertiwi (1 month ago)
Sumatran tigers :(. Guys stop using palm oil products..they're getting endangered here. Bali and javanese tigers are gone already.
Forest Green (1 month ago)
Humans and tigers need to coexist peacefully. Healthy ecosystems = healthy tigers and healthy humans.
Dulce Muñoz (1 month ago)
Yeah they better rebound
sabbir shaheb (1 month ago)
Did you know? Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India? 🙃
Dave P (1 month ago)
Tigers are amazingly beautiful, but second in the Largest Cat domain next to the Liger, which is a cross breed of Lion and Tiger'
Adriel Tripari (1 month ago)
I pretty sure the Siberian tiger actually goes up to 800. To 900 pounds 🐅🐅🐅