Bengal tiger | Facts & Information
# Bengal Tiger | Facts & Information
Bengal Tiger | Discover Fascinating Facts and Information About Bengal Tiger
The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most famous tiger subspecies.
Their habitat is found on the Indian subcontinent, especially in the Bengal region, but can also be found in northern India and Nepal. The Bengal tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh.
The Bengal tiger is the tiger subspecies with the most numerous population, estimated at 1500-2000 individuals in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 120-230 in Nepal and about 80 in Bhutan. Since 2010, the Bengal tiger has been classified as an endangered species by the IUCN. The total population is estimated to be less than 2,500, with a tendency to decline.
Tigers are the largest "cats" in the feline family. Most (approx. 80% of the population are Bengal tigers.
Feeding The Bengal Tiger
Their diet consists of primates, Wild Boars, antelopes and gannets.
The tiger is a nocturnal, carnivorous animal that feeds on small and medium animals: wild boar, water buffalo, and in case of lack of food they attack: Leopards, pythons, bears and crocodiles.
Hunting tactics are simple, based on jumps 10 meters long and speed of 65 kilometers per hour.
Features Bengal Tiger
The coat of tigers is usually yellow or orange with black stripes. The abdomen and medial parts of the limbs are white, while the tail is orange with black stripes.
Males have a body length of 2.7 – 3.1 m and a weight of 200-250 kg, while females have a body length of 2.2-2.5 m and a weight of 120-160 kg.
Breeding Bengal Tiger
The gestation period of the female is 16 weeks. Pregnant females usually give birth to 1-4 Cubs.
At birth, puppies have a maximum of 1.5 kg and a fur that sheds after a few months. The father of the offspring generally does not take part in raising them.
The mother hides her cubs in the thickets of the thickets, only after 8 weeks the little felines follow their mother outside.
At 2-3 years old, tigers become independent from their families.
Bengal Tigers have a lifespan of up to 15 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity.
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