Tigers are one of the most easily recognized big cat species on Earth. They're also the largest species of cat. Like many other species of big cats, tigers are apex predators and prey upon mammals such as deer and members of the cow family. Tigers have a long history of human interaction, and hunters have poached them for hundreds of years for their prized fur. Tiger attacks have also contributed to human hunting. Throughout history, tigers have been important topics in literature, film, and mythology. This book explores essential information about these expert killers, including life cycle, diet, range, and history with humans. Photographs help readers make connections to the information presented in the main text and fact boxes.