The tiger is the biggest cat in the world. They love to swim, unlike most cats.  They grow thick, long, reddish, orange coats with black stripes, and white underbellies. There were once 9 species of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, Malayan, Javan, Caspian, and Bali. Sadly, the last three of these tigers are now extinct. Tigers are very rare. There are about 4,500 living in the wild! That may seem a lot but it is not.

Tigers mainly eat ambar deer , wild pigs, water buffalo, and antelope. As you can see tigers are carnivores.

Tigers can be white or orange. White tigers live in snowy biomes, and the orange tigers live in forests and other biomes.

Tigers are my favorite animal because they are pretty and strong.



Tarantulas are carnivores witch means they eat other animals or insects. They mostly eat insects, but they also like frogs, toads, and mice. To catch food they burrow into a pile of fall leaves. When their pray crawls by, they pop out and bite them. The venom paralyzes the prey. For humans, the venom is weaker than a bee sting, but it hurts a lot.

They carry their eggs on their back, and can live mostly for 30 years.  Another interesting fact is that when they lose a leg they can grow a new one.

On October 23,2010 I went on a run in the hills with my family. On the way back, my mom said, “Let’s look for a tarantula” and just then we found one crawling on the trail.  My sister let it crawl on her hand. It was really cool!

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Did you know that Leatherback Sea Turtles are the biggest turtles on earth? I learned a lot about them on National Geographic Kids.