If someone asked you what the largest big cat is, you would probably say the lion. But actually, the tiger is the largest of the big cats!
The tiger is one of the most respected animals in the world, and it is also one of the most powerful. While tigers used to live all over Asia, their numbers have shrunk because of people building new towns, and because of people hunting tigers. In the wild, tigers can live 10-15 years, and they mostly like to live and hunt alone.
Tigers are in extreme danger of becoming extinct in the wild, but many zoos are working to keep tigers alive, and also some people have tigers as pets!