Tigers are the most variable in size of all big cats, even more so than leopards and much more so than lions. The Bengal, Caspian and Siberian tiger subspecies represent the largest living felids, and rank among the biggest felids that ever existed. Body size of different populations seems to be correlated with climate—Bergmann's Rule—and can be explained from the point of view of thermoregulation.
For some reason, Tigers truly amaze me. If you really think about it, House-cats are like mini-tigers. We always want miniature pigs and miniature horses... we have miniature tigers living in our houses, and we don't even think about that! Tigers are just like our house-cats, but they're instincts are just on a much larger scale. I just think it's kind of cool.
I love that this photo of mine has been making the rounds..disappointing my credits and links were removed along the way. I am taking it back! ©NJ Wight originally posted here: njwight.tumblr.co...