What foods do tigers eat.
Tigers are carnivores. That means they eat meat. They are a predator and hunt prey animals with their speed, teeth and claws.
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Each year a Bengal tiger in the wild eats about 70 chital deer or similar prey animals. Each chital deer weighs 70 kg. While the Bengal tiger can eat other prey animals, the chital deer is the most important, and if they die out, the tiger loses a large part of the diet keeping it alive.
Tigers also eat monkeys, birds, badgers, frogs, bears and insects. They will also eat fruit and scavenge for rotting dead animals.
A tiger will eat up to 40 kilograms of meat in one meal, especially if it has gone a long time between kills. Tigers will eat the meat from their prey first, then eat the organs such as the liver and heart.
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