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Tigers basically start off as climbers but as they grow and mature that becomes harder and more awkward given how big they are.

Tiger cubs willingly climb trees for about the first sixteen months of life and young tigers have been sighted following langur monkeys up into the trees in an effort to secure a feed. But after this age their increasing weight makes both ascent and descent difficult, and few tree branches have the needed strength to hold their weight.

Adults seldom climb, but are quite capable of doing so; they may do this if being chased by dogs or when after prey.

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