Bengal Tiger

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Bengal Tiger

The Bengal Tiger

HabitatTigers live in forests and grasslands of eastern and southeasternAsia. They live in countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Russian Far East.

More CharacteristicsTigers are usually orange or reddish orange with very bold, uneven black stripes and white areas on the chest, neck, belly, and inside of the legs. The stripes will vary with each individual tiger.

Characteristics The Bengal tiger weighs 490 pounds. The height of the tiger 3 - 3.6 feet. Finally the length is 8.9 - 10 feet.

What Do They Eat ?Tigers mostly feed on plant eaters or herbivores, like, elk, deer, wild pigs, and buffalo. They are solitary hunters. When a tiger has spotted its prey, it may seek for a place to hide, staying close to the ground, they wait for the perfect moment to pounce and ambush its prey.

Fun FactsThe stripes act as camoflage, making it difficult to be seen among the trees and shrubs of the jungle. Also people who live near ''tiger hunting ground'' have learned how to avoid tiger attacks. People put on a face mask on the back of their head. Tigers prefer to approach an animal from the behind and think twice about pouncing when they see a face.

How Many Are Left ?The Bengal tiger, in the past commonly called the Royal tiger, is the most numerous tiger subspecies. By 2011, the total population was estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decresing trend.




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