Genera and species:Panthera tigris
Collective Term:A bolt of tigers Description
Tigers are handsome and powerful people with an innate self-confidence and elegance. There's a sense of immediacy and an aura of electricity that surrounds it, and when it walks into a room, something always seems about to happen. Consider the classic tiger personality of F. Lee Bailey. He expresses himself with the confidence of one who expects his orders to be unquestionably followed, and his autocratic style demands respect and commands fear. For once a tiger has found its groove, it focuses on its goal with a brightly burning intensity. Male tigers, when out of their element, are sometimes mistaken for beefcake. But when you see them in their offices wearing their power suits, you realize that you're dealing with incisive, authoritarian individuals.
As a nocturnal hunter the tiger is equipped with a great deal of street sense. Able to read people's motivations and assess situations quickly, it is blunt and to the point, commanding attention with just a whisper or a raising of its eyebrow. It demands respect and commands fear. Unlike their cat relatives, tigers enjoy sports of all kinds, with a particular affinity for water sports. They are often seen in the company of river dolphins and sea lionson a casual and socially limited basis.
With a need to dominate their partners, their passionate advances can often be too intense for those fainthearted partners, so they must choose their lovers wisely. Because of their propensity for solitude, they avoid long-lasting relationships and place little value on fidelity -- proving to be unsettled and promiscuous.
Marry it? Yes. Tame it? Never! It's hard to put one's finger on why the tiger struggles to settle down, but one theory has it that the tiger views marriage as a threat to its independence. But their emotional detachment should not be confused with a desire to avoid intimacy; for intimacy is the tiger's greatest sensual tool. By offering its lover its deeply held secrets, it adds another dimension of eroticism to its lovemaking.
However, those tigers that have been married for a while will tell you that matrimony can be quite agreeable. Perhaps then, it's their impossible search for the perfect partner that keeps them on the prowl, although more than likely, we'll never understand the dark forces that frame its fearful symmetry.
Collective Term: A gambol of cottontailsDescription
A cottontail is a small, gentle individual with a tendency for shyness and whose first instinct is to run at the first sign of danger. Its extraordinarily sensitive senses are always on the lookout for any impending peril and they get their names from their fluffy snow-white bottoms. They are astoundingly cute and rely heavily on their soft personalities and vulnerable appearance to succeed.
Although they are bright, they often hide their intelligence when it interferes with their primary method of survival -- cuteness! Almost all mammal personalities find them to be irresistibly attractive and they rarely need to employ their personal resources to succeed in their careers or relationships. And while their gentle natures make for kind and thoughtful partners, their propensity to follow-the-leader makes them somewhat lackluster lovers.
Unbridled passion might be the cottontail's promise, but its tendency to go with the flow makes this bunny's love life predictable and submissive. Why do people love cottontails so much? Perhaps because they put the feelings of others before their own. As its refuge and sanctuary, the cottontail's partner always comes first -- even before children and siblings -- but this doesn't mean that cottontails are desperate for mates; they choose their partners deliberately and carefully.
The cottontail shares a love of open spaces with its pals the mountain goats, zebras, and horses, but prefers the more staid pursuits that come with beavers, moles and sheep. While there's a superficial attraction to lions, wolves, and wildcats, these aggressive and predatory beasts throw them into a state of excruciating hypervigilance.
Heartened by the communal spirit that large families provide, cottontails put a high premium on togetherness and quality family time. These strong maternal instincts explain why cottontails are forever plying their children with food and babying them well beyond the time they should have left the nest.
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