Bengal Tiger

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Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

By Harith Qadora

Less than 2500 are left!

Life span: On an average Bengal tigers survive probably not more than 15 years in the wild; 16 to 18 years in captivation environments

Knowledgeable Facts:- Since tigers hunt mostly at dusk and dawn their stripes help them hide in the shadows of tall grasses. They stalk and pounce because they are not able to chase prey a long distance. - The territorial male tiger usually travels alone, marking his boundaries with urine, droppings, and scratch marks to warn off trespassers.- A tiger can consume as much as 40 kg (88 lb.) of meat in one feeding.- Tigers may drag their prey to water to eat. They are commonly seen in the shade or wading in pools to cool off.

Diet: Bengal tigers hunt medium to large prey such as pigs, deer, antelopes, and buffalo.

Today, due to habitat loss caused by deforestation, and hunting by human poachers, the Bengal tiger is considered to be an endangered species.

Since 2010, Bengal tigers has been classified as endangered.

Habitat: Bengal tigers dwell in tropical jungles, brush, marsh lands, and tall grasslands in fragmented areas of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Burma.

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 are white, and the tail is orange with black rings

As part of a concerted effort to boost the tiger population, the Nepalese government and the WWF provide training and resources to park rangers, encourage local community engagement, protect tiger habitats and combat illegal poaching.

Some of the organisations helping tigers are:- The Save the Tiger Fund-Panthera Partnership -The Corbett Foundation- Big Cat Rescue-The Tiger Foundation

Not many tough laws have been passed to help save the tigers. In the amendment proposed to the Wildlife Protection Act of India, it is said that any illegal hunting in tiger reserves or any attempt to encroach on reserved land in the country could incur a jail term of not less than seven years and a fine up to Rupees 50 lakh (Tk 74 lakh)


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