4. Tiger’s saliva possesses antiseptic qualities.
Do you know that Tigers have a built-in first aid kit? Yes, the kit is located in their mouth. A tiger’s saliva possesses antiseptic qualities. The messy secret weapon helps them clean up the world’s gotten from territorial turf wars or hunting escapades to avoid infection.
Researchers suspect that their saliva contains special enzymes and proteins with antimicrobial properties. In plain English, it’s like a disinfectant factory in their mouths.
When tigers give their wounds a good, old lick, they clean up the mess and prevent nasty infections.
Who knows, maybe someday scientists will unlock the secrets of tiger saliva and use it to revolutionize medicine.
Until then, let’s all tip our hats to the Tiger and its unique brand of mouthwash because, in the wild, a little slobber can save the day!
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