The Real King of the Jungle
The Bengal Tiger
Power and Percision
The Bengal Tiger, from head to the end of their body, can be five to seven feet when full grown. They weigh anywhere from 240 to 500 pounds. Tigers are the largest members of the cat family. They are known for power and strength. They hunt by propelling off of their back legs, and making a deadly pounce onto their prey.
Different Color Morphs
This is the average and original color of a Bengal Tiger.
White Color Morph
The White Tiger is not albino, but has white fur with black stripes. Can be bred for.
White-orange Color Morph
This color morph is very rare, has only been found in captivity, and cannot be bred for.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
The Bengal Tiger will often find a small, young, or weak buffalo and make a nice breakfast.
The tapir has been known to be part of a Bengal Tiger's diet, but is not it's main source of food.
Deer and Wild Pigs
Finally, the Bengal Tiger's main food sources are deer and pigs.
Tigers in the wild are disappearing
Since 1970, the population of tigers has gone from over 100,000 to as little as 1400 in the wild. Tigers are on the endangered species list and major measures need to be taken. Hunting of the tiger is strictly prohibited, but it still happens. They are being bred in captivity to help boost their numbers a little.
The tiger used to be found all across Asia and was even found in Europe, but its habitat is being destroyed and it's numbers are falling. The Bengal Tiger is a beautiful animal and we should do something to save it from becoming extinct.