International Tiger Day: Tigers on the brink
A solitary life - mostly
Tigers are typically nocturnal and tend to stalk and ambush their prey. They are usually solitary - apart from females and their cubs - and roam a large territory. The animals aren't too fussy about the kind of habitat they occupy, though, and are found in tropical, mangrove and evergreen forests, woodlands, grasslands, savannah and rocky terrain, according to WWF.