Differences between Cats And Tigers

Last Updated on March 19, 2022 by QCity Editorial Stuff

The difference between cats and tigers is that while both are members of the animal family Felidae, they cannot interbreed. Tigers live in Asia and Africa, while housecats live in North America and Europe. These two species also differ in their habitats – tigers prefer to stay near water sources like rivers or lakes, whereas housecats prefer to avoid them. Finally, it’s important to know that there are many different types of cats besides just tigers or housecats! This blog post will explore some of the other common cat breeds you might find at your local shelter.

Cats are the most popular pet in the world, but few people know that tigers are more closely related to them than to other big cats. The main difference between a tiger and a cat is their size; tigers can grow up to 10 times as large as your average house cat. They also have stripes on their fur which make it easy for predators like lions or hyenas to spot them from far away. Tigers live primarily in Asia, while house cats are found all around the world.

Cats and tigers both have a lot in common. They are beautiful creatures that we love to watch on television, at the zoo, and even as our pets. But there is one big difference between these two animals: cats purr while tigers roar! Let’s find out why this is so.

Cats use their purr as a way of communicating with other cats or humans they trust. Cats will also purr when they are injured or sick to signal that they need help and support from those around them (Animal Planet). The sound of a cat’s purr can be heard by human ears but it is much softer than the roar of a tiger which comes from deep within its chest (National Geographic). 

Comparison Between Cats And Tigers

Parameters of ComparisonCatsTigers
Size Small Large 
Color Cat can be various color Tiger can be one or tow color 
Spot Do have spot Have a spot on their fur 
Found Found everywhere Mainly in Asia 
Sound Meow Roar 

What Are Cats?

What Are Cats

Cats are domesticated animal species that are carnivorous. They live close to humans, and the majority of cats are indoor pets. Cats have been around for about 9,500 years, but there is still much debate over how they came to be domesticated. Cats can’t taste sweetness but can detect sour flavors very well. The average life span of a cat is 12-14 years long-tail breeds live longer than other breeds due to their slower metabolism rate. 

Cats were originally used by Egyptians at least 4,000 years ago as mousers since rats would invade grain stores which were highly valuable at the time and cause famine when they got wet with rain or flooded during irrigation season in Egypt’s yearly flooding cycle. Cats were first domesticated in Egypt because of their utility as pest controllers, which made them welcome around humans. 

What Are Tigers?

What Are Tigers

The tiger is the largest cat in the world. They are known to be one of the most ferocious animals on earth, but they are also very social and intelligent. There are six subspecies of tigers that live all over Asia, including Siberia and Indonesia. The Sumatran Tiger has been classified as critically endangered since 2008 due to habitat loss, poaching, and human population growth. Tigers have an extremely strong sense of smell which allows them to find prey from miles away even in dense rainforest areas like Sumatra where there is little light at night time. This makes it nearly impossible for poachers to hunt these creatures without getting caught by either tigers or special dogs trained specifically for this purpose called “Tiger Hounds”.

Tigers are a species of big cats, known as Panthera tigris. They belong to the genus Panthera which also includes lions, leopards, and jaguars. There are nine subspecies of tigers that range from Indonesia to Siberia. Tigers have been an important animal for humans throughout history, appearing in rock art and literature as far back as 2330 BC by the Harappan civilization. Today they continue to be an important cultural icon in countries such as China and Thailand where they appear on national emblems and flags. The world’s remaining wild tigers currently face threats ranging from habitat loss due to deforestation to illegal poaching for body parts used in traditional Chinese medicine despite increased efforts by conservation groups worldwide who work with governments across Asia to monitor tiger populations and enforce wildlife protection laws.

10 Differences Between Cats And Tigers

1. Tigers are the largest and heaviest of all living felines.

2. Cats can be found in a wide range of colors while tigers only come in one color.

3. Tigers have spots on their fur while cats don’t.

4. Tigers live exclusively in Asia while cats can be found everywhere from North America to Australia.

5. While both animals enjoy climbing trees, tigers climb with their front paws and claws instead of using their back legs as cats do.

6. A tiger’s roar is much louder than a cat’s meow.

7. Cats have whiskers, tigers do not.

8. Tigers are endangered, cats are not.

9. Tiger stripes go all the way down their body and tail while a cat’s stripes only cover their back legs and tail.

10. A tiger’s teeth never stop growing while a cat’s teeth stop growing when they’re about 6 months old.

Interesting Statistics Or Facts Of  Cats

1. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world.

2. Cats have been domesticated for about 9,500 years.

3. One study found that a cat’s purr can heal bones and tissue.

4. The oldest living cat is 26 years old.

5. A female cat named Dusty has had her kittens every year since she was six months old (born in 1989). 

6. In one year, a single pair of breeding cats and their offspring could produce as many as 420,000 kittens worldwide.

Interesting Statistics Or Facts Of Tigers

1. Tigers are the largest of all cats, and can grow up to 10 feet long.

2. There are nine subspecies of tigers; three found in India, four in Asia, two in Russia, and one each in Sumatra (Indonesia) and Bali (Indonesia).

3. The Bengal tiger is the most common type of tiger today.

4. A group of tigers is called a streak or an ambush. 

5. Tigers have striped fur that helps them hide from prey during hunting.

6. Tiger cubs live with their mother for about two years before they become independent.

Conclusion About The Differences Between Cats And Tigers

Cats and tigers are different animals that have many similarities. They both enjoy playing in the sun, they’re both predators to smaller mammals, and they can both be domesticated pets. As you know from reading this blog post there is a lot of information about these two creatures out there! But if you want more facts or would like some comparisons between them feel free to comment below with your question(s). We will do our best to answer any questions that other readers may have as well. Have a great day.


Resource 01: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat
Resource 02: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/tiger

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