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Bengal tiger

Panthera tigris tigris


The Bengal Tiger is a beautiful animal. The base color is orange/brown, and white on the cheeks, mouth, eyebrows, and stomach. The tiger also has long black stripes on it. The weight of the tiger can be up to 575 pounds. The Bengal tiger is not the biggest tiger in the world, Its cousin the Siberian tiger is the largest tiger. The body of the Bengal tiger is broad with legs that are slender. The fur of the tiger is very fine in texture. The Bengal tiger is very sneaky and quiet. The cubs look the same. The Bengal tiger can get up to ten feet long and three feet tall.


The Bengal tiger lives in the Sundarban regions of India,other tiger reserves across india, Bangladesh, China, Siberia, and Indonesia.


The Bengal tiger is protected in many places such as: The Nagarahole National Park 250 guards, and The Ranthambhore National Park 60 guards. The guards in the national parks are important because they know the kind of tools and weapons poachers use, so the guards can identify poachers. In India the Indian government made an effort to save the tigers. It was called "Project Tiger", and it was thought up in 1972 from Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Under this protection from the government, hunting and trading tiger parts were banned. A sad thing happened 8 years ago when 850 pounds of tiger bones, which adds up to about 42 tigers were found in New Delhi, India hunted by poachers.

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Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 12 years ago

Nopayahnah yes ther mating rituals get over quickly but they do it atleast 50times on a single day ....and that be could the reason their body parts are in high demand in some traditional medicines which i think is myth and cruel on animals

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

How lucky to see them in the wild, let alone while mating! I've seen mating at a wildlife sanctuary and was surprised at how quick it is.

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 12 years ago

yes Emma they are elusive ,got this in Mudumalai forest in south India. it was tiger mating season so could get a pair of tigers in love

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

Ashok,where did you see this tiger? I went to Ranthambore ,but did not really see a tiger. It is beautiful!!

Tamil Nādu, India

Spotted on Oct 22, 2010
Submitted on Feb 2, 2012

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