How do you find out what your totem animal is?

United States
April 27, 2008 7:01pm CST
I've always had a love for animals, but I've always been really attached to cats. My altar right now as small cat figurines all over it. However, it seems that I really have a thing for tigers. I find them to be beautiful creatures and should be respected, cared for and well taken care of, especially since their land is always being destroyed. I don't know much about totem animals. I've never researched the topic and I've never really looked into why I seem so drawn to tigers or cats in general. I'm not even sure who tigers seem to be associated with. Do you have a totem? How did you discover it was your totem? Do you have an experiences you would like to share?