Where did tigers come from?
Tigers (and all other carnivores) are descended from civet-like animals called miacids that lived during the
age of the dinosaurs about 60 million years ago. These small mammals, with long bodies and short flexible limbs, evolved over
millions of years into several hundred different species, including cats, bears, dogs and weasels. Approximately 37 cat species
exist today, including Panthera tigris, the tiger.