|“||Everyone, the tigers are welcome, by decree of Queen Rani.||”|
In the Real World
The tiger is the largest species among the Felidae and classified in the genus Panthera. It is most recognizable for its dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. It is an apex predator, primarily preying on ungulates such as deer and wild boar, although will occasionally hunt buffalo and have been reported to kill, and at times eat other predators in their ecosystems such as bears, leopards, and crocodiles. Much like leopards, they’re highly adaptable felids, ranging from many habitats including rainforests, temperate forests, grasslands, wetlands, and taigas. Tigers are excellent swimmers. Tigers are the real kings of the jungle in Asian cultures.
Tiger are very powerful animals. This is shown when Varya defends her cubs from a leopard, snow leopard, and komodo dragon, lashing out, swatting, and tail-whipping the predators. She also pounces and fiercely fights the army until help arrives.
Varya's Streak is being attacked by Makucha's Army when the Lion Guard and the Night Pride come to stop them. After saving her streak, Ullu comes to tell Rani some news, and Fuli says that they can handle the tigers. Later, Varya is seen looking for her cubs, and Bunga helps her look for them. Varya wonders if they can stay at the Tree of Life; Bunga takes them to Rani because she will know what to do. Rani shows Varya and her cubs their new home, which is to be shared by a herd of musk deer and the leader, Kiril. Later, Varya's Streak attends Rani's coronation.