The tiger at the zoo is slim and still grazing. Everyone was worried about the tiger's health and questioned the zoo's mistreatment of the tiger.

The zoo responded that it is normal for tigers to be thin. The tiger is too fat for its health and can cause various problems. The purpose of eating grass is to stimulate intestinal peristalsis, which is conducive to expelling food residues from the body.

In fact, it is not once or twice that tigers are questioned about their lack of food because they are too skinny. But the fact is that some tigers are skinny because people do not understand tigers.

The South China tiger lives in warmer places and is thinner than the common Northeast tiger. The Northeast tiger stores a lot of fat in the fall in order to protect itself from the cold, and its fur increases to withstand the -40℃ cold.

The South China tiger, on the other hand, does not have to. Compared to the Northeast tiger, the South China tiger has a slender body and a slimmer abdomen, making it look a bit thinner.

Seasonal changes can also cause tigers to change in size. Northeast tigers have plenty of food before winter and store enough fat to cope with the cold and scarce winter. In winter, food is reduced and it is difficult to find food, so their size will be reduced after winter and will rise again in spring and summer.

Some tigers are thin because of disease. If a tiger suffers from chronic gastroenteritis, it can also cause it to eat only meat and not gain weight.

The matter of tigers eating grass is actually very easy to understand. Although tigers are carnivores, they will eat a lot of poorly digested food in the process of eating, easy to plug in the gut. The benefit of eating grass is to promote digestion and excretion.

In fact, tigers in zoos are more afraid of being fat, why?

Even wild tigers need a certain sensitivity to hunt when they live in the wild, and it is difficult to catch prey when the body is too fat.

Tigers in zoos are even more afraid of being fat. Because of the limited space in the zoo, tigers have limited territory to move around, unlike wild tigers who have to chase prey every day. This leads to the tiger in the zoo being more likely to become fat.

Tigers getting fat can cause many diseases just like humans, so the basic principle of zoos in keeping tigers is not to feed them fat. Even to control their weight, they are only fed 6 days a week, one of which is not fed. Don't worry about this, because in the wild tigers don't get fed every day either.

The fact that a tiger is too thin does not mean that it has health problems, but it is important to observe whether they are in a normal state of mind and whether its limbs are moving normally, among other things.