Bengal Tiger Facts
Tigers belong to the big cat family. They are known for their power and strength. These carnivorous mammals are endangered. The Bengal tiger is found in India as well as Bangladesh. There was a total of 8 subspecies of tigers at one time but now only 5 are left. Bengal tiger is one of the largest species of tigers in the world. Their scientific name is Panthera Tigris Tigris.
Fast facts: –
- They have a reddish orange coat with black or dark brown stripes. These stripes are generally in vertical direction and have a unique pattern.
- A full grown male Bengal tiger can weigh up to 500 pounds and female can weigh up to 300 pounds. A male can reach up to 10 ft. and female can reach up to 9 ft. in height.
- They have longer tails and heads in comparison to other species.
- They are incredible hunters and generally prey on deer, buffalos, monkeys, birds etc.
- They generally consume 60 pounds of food at a time.
- Most of the tigers avoid preying on humans but some cases reported Bengal tigers killing and eating humans.
- According to a report, there are approximately 2,500 of Bengal tigers remaining in the wild.
- About 1% of Bengal tigers are DNA verified hybrids. They are hybrids of Bengal tiger and Siberian tiger.
- They have excellent hearing and night vision.
- They are solitary animals.
- They have white spots on the back of their ears, called flashes. These flashes are used to show aggression.
- They have very loud roar which can be heard up to two miles away.
- A Bengal tiger can normally live up to 15-17 years.
- They have a gestation period of 98 to 110 days. A female Bengal tiger can give birth to 2-4 cubs at once.