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Bengal tiger(Male)

Panthera tigris tigris

Description:

This is a Majestic Male Bengal Tiger.. The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a tiger subspecies native to the Bengal region of South Asia, and is the national animal of India and Bangladesh.Since 2010, it has been classified as an endangered species by IUCN. The total population is estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend,The Bengal tiger's coat is yellow to light orange, with stripes ranging from dark brown to black; the belly and the interior parts of the limbs is white, and the tail is orange with black rings. Male Bengal tigers have a total length, including the tail, from 270 to 310 cm (110 to 120 in), while females range from 240 to 265 cm (94 to 104 in) Tails are 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in) long, and height at the shoulders is 90 to 110 cm (35 to 43 in). The head and body length of three males captured in Nagarahole National Park ranged from 189 to 204 cm (74 to 80 in), with a tail length of 100 to 107 cm (39 to 42 in), while a single female measured 161 cm (63 in), with a tail length of 87 cm (34 in). The average weight of males is 221.2 kg (488 lb), while that of females is 139.7 kg (308 lb).

Habitat:

In the Indian subcontinent, tigers inhabit tropical moist evergreen forests, tropical dry forests, tropical and subtropical moist deciduous forests, mangroves, subtropical and temperate upland forests, and alluvial grasslands. Latter tiger habitat once covered a huge swath of grassland and riverine and moist semi-deciduous forests along the major river system of the Gangetic and Brahmaputra plains, but has now been largely converted to agriculture or severely degraded. Today, the best examples of this habitat type are limitated to a few blocks at the base of the outer foothills of the Himalayas including the Tiger Conservation Units (TCUs) Rajaji-Corbett, Bardia-Banke, and the transboundary TCUs Chitwan-Parsa-Valmiki, Dudhwa-Kailali and Sukla Phanta-Kishanpur. Tiger densities in these blocks are high, in part a response to the extraordinary biomass of ungulate prey.

Notes:

This tiger was found in an enclosure in Tyavarekoppa Tiger-Lion Safari Near Shimoga town, Karnataka state.

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1 Comment

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Indeed a Majestic ,,

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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