Why Are There so Many Tigers in Texas?

Everything is bigger in Texas, including its cats! An engaging video compares and contrasts the global wild tiger population to the domesticated population in Texas. By comparing habitat characteristics, the instructor explains why the Texas population of tigers may soon surpass the wild population.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Find news articles about tigers from Texas
  • Ask a local zookeeper to speak about the domestication of wild animals
Classroom Considerations

  • If assigning the video for independent viewing, ensure pupils have access to the Internet to view the video
Pros

  • Uses an interesting presentation approach that holds viewers' attention
  • Incorporates different animal characteristics throughout the video
Cons

  • None
Common Core