panthera tigris tigris
The Bengal Tiger, or Panthera tigris, is the most numerous subspecies of tiger in the world. Commonly found in India, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, these endangered cats are the national animals of India. Bengal tigers are typically orange with black stripes, and average between 270 cm to 310 cm in length, and range 165 lbs. and 180 lbs.
Tigers are officially known as endangered, and their numbers are dwindling due to poaching, human interference, and overall threats to society. Numerous organizations like the WWF are making efforts to spread awareness of the dwindling number of tigers, and the poaching occurring in the tiger's habitats. According to the World Wildlife Federation, 97% of the tiger's population has been destroyed over the past 100 years.