Bengal Tigers

Classification for: Panthera Tigris Tigris

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Mammalia

Order:Carnivora

Family:Felidae

Genus:Panthera

General Information:

  • The Bengal Tiger is most commonly found in the dense jungles and swamps of Asia.
  • These carnivorous cats prey on deer, wild boar, and cattle but deer is known as their favorite.
  • They are aggressive over their territory.
  • Tigers are solitary creatures that only keep long term relationships with their mom and offspring.
  • Bengal Tigers can get up to a speed of 60 mph, which is almost as fast as a cheetah.
  • These powerful cats can easily jump around 10 feet horizontally and 12 feet vertically!

Bengal Tigers are also closely related to many other species of tiger:

Fun Facts:

  • Bengal Tigers are on the endangered species list and people have protected land in Asia where wild tigers can roam freely without harm.
  • Humans are a tigers only true predator, it is saddening to know that they have no defense against us since we have unfair advantages using weapons.
  • A tigers roar can be heard up to 2 miles away!
  • They are usually 5-6 feet from head to body and their tails can be 2-3 feet long.
  • Tigers weigh around 300-600 pounds!
  • Female Bengal Tigers are most likely to have a litter size of 3-5 cubs.