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Oct 24 13 7:34 PM

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I follow a great FB fan page called "tiger trackers" they posted a interesting article and pic on this great looking male called X-male.
What info is available on this bad boy?
I will start doing a little research on him now.
Here is the article about him and tigers lack of tastebuds
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Tigers have been observed to lick salt as a natural mineral supplement like the male (T-2 a.k.a “X”Male or Big Daddy) in this image from our archives.

A salt lick is a deposit of mineral salts used by animals to supplement their nutrition, ensuring that they get enough minerals in their diets.

While a wide assortment of animals, primarily herbivores, use salt licks to get essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, sodium, and zinc, Carnivores, do not crave salt. This is because they obtain salt from the body fluid of their victims. However, Tigers do lick salt occasionally in order to maintain the right balance of nutrients in their body.

Apparently, Tigers seem to be able to taste salt, bitter & acidic flavors and to a lesser degree, sweetness. Cats in general possess only about 500 taste buds as compared to 9000 of the humans and therefore it is believed that their taste buds have a minimal role in their ability to survive."
Here is the Pic of x male
Photo: Dear Tiger Lovers,  Tigers have been observed to lick salt as a natural mineral supplement like the male (T-2 a.k.a “X”Male or Big Daddy) in this image from our archives.  A salt lick is a deposit of mineral salts used by animals to supplement their nutrition, ensuring that they get enough minerals in their diets.   While a wide assortment of animals, primarily herbivores, use salt licks to get essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, sodium, and zinc, Carnivores, do not crave salt. This is because they obtain salt from the body fluid of their victims. However, Tigers do lick salt occasionally in order to maintain the right balance of nutrients in their body.  Apparently, Tigers seem to be able to taste salt, bitter & acidic flavors and to a lesser degree, sweetness. Cats in general possess only about 500 taste buds as compared to 9000 of the humans and therefore it is believed that their taste buds have a minimal role in their ability to survive.
 
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