It is quite challenging to determine the precise answer to this question for tigers in the wild. However, researchers estimate that adult tigers consume between 6-12kg of meat and fat a dat. Because of the nature of hunting, some days they fast and on other days they probably eat more.
More precise information is known for tigers in captivity. An adult female weighting 123kg is fed an average of 5170kcal (popularly known as calories) daily, while an adult male weighing 160kg requires 6300kcal a day. This feed consists primarily of protein and fat.
Because of the size and build of tigers, they can kill prey large enough to last them several days. Tigers can consume 20 to 35 kilograms of food in one sitting. Tigers usually eat about 15 to 18 kilograms of food a day, over several days. Tigers tend to gorge themselves at a kill, and they may not eat again for several days. If food requirements are averaged per day over a year, females need about 5-6 kilograms of food and males need about 6 to 7 kilograms of food per day.
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