The tiger is the largest cat species, reaching a total body
length of up to 3.38 m, (11.1 ft), over curves and
exceptionally weighing up to 388.7 kg (857 lb) in the wild.
Its most recognisable feature is a pattern of dark vertical
stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.
The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion,
leopard, jaguar and snow leopard.