Physical Characteristics Colour & Appearance: The Bengal Tigers coat is yellow to light orange with stripes ranging from dark brown to black. The belly and the interior parts of the limbs are white and the tail is orange with black stripes. Size: Depending on the subspecies and gender, body length (including the tail) is 140-300 cm. Tail length is 60- 95 cm. Weight: Males of the largest subspecies, the Amur (Siberian) tiger, may weigh up to 300 kg, while males of the smallest subspecies, the Sumatran tiger, range from 100-140 kg. Within each subspecies, males are heavier than females. Bengal Tiger is one of a fascinating animal from the cat family.
Habitat & Location Habitat & Location Bengal tigers are found in a wide range of habitats in South Asia, from mountains to savannas to mangroves. Bengal tigers mostly inhabit the dry and wet deciduous forests of central and south India, the forests in Himalayan foothills of India and Nepal and lastly the temperate forests of Bhutan. They are also found in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and China. These are some places Bengal Tigers are found. A mother Bengal Tiger and her cub resting in a tall grass of meadow.
Threats Threats Bengal Tigers are endangered due to poaching, loss of habitat, loss of food source or prey loss and conflict with humans. Prey Loss: Tigers suffer from a severe loss of natural prey like deer and antelopes. Prey numbers decline because of direct poaching for meat and trade, competition with livestock over food and habitat degradation because of excessive wood removal for fires. Conflict with Humans: As tigers continue to lose their habitat and prey species, they are increasingly coming into conflict with humans as they attack domestic animalsand sometimes people. Tigers suffer from a severe loss of natural prey like deer and antelopes.
Saving the Bengal Tiger There are many things you can do to protect and save animals (Bengal Tiger). Send donations to places that take care of tigers. The money will be used to ensure that tigers are looked after and can be kept in area where they would be safe. Send donations to places that take care of tigers. The money will be used to ensure that tigers are looked after and can be kept in area where they would be safe. Support organizations or associations that take care of tigers. Support organizations or associations that take care of tigers. Protecting and restoring the habitat of the tiger and encouraging wildlife friendly environment for the tiger Protecting and restoring the habitat of the tiger and encouraging wildlife friendly environment for the tiger
Fun Facts Fun Facts A tiger's roar can be heard as far as 2 miles (3 km) away. Tigers have eyes that are the brightest of any other animal in the world. Average life span of a Bengal tiger is 8 to 10 years. Type: Mammals Diet: Carnivores They weight 240 too 500 lbs Bengal Tigers can kill the equivalent of 30 buffaloes a year. Unlike other cats, tigers are good swimmers and often cool off in lakes and streams during the heat of the day.