The Bengal Tiger

By: Teri Hall


*Color- light orange with black stripes and small patches of white.

*Shape- the Bengal Tiger has a catlike body shape.

*Size- a Bengal Tiger can range anywhere from 250-400 pounds and can reach lengths of 3-3.6 feet.

*Unusual Characteristics- The Bengal Tiger has antiseptic saliva.

*Adaptations- The Bengal Tiger uses stripes as camouflage.

*Habitat- They live in grasslands, subtropical and tropical rain forests, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous, and mangroves.

*Migration- Tigers do not migrate they are territorial animals.

*Niche- Tigers keep down the population of small animals so that they don't over populate one area.

*Diet- The Bengal Tiger is a carnivore it eats meat.

*Gestation Period- 100-110 days

*Care of Young- The mother feeds them, protects them from predators, and gives them shelter.( they are mammals so they give birth to live babies and produce milk.)

*Numbers Born at Once- There is a litter of normally about 3 cubs but scientists who study tigers have seen as many as 7 being born at once.

*Threats- Climate change, illegal wildlife trade, prey loss, conflict with humans, and loss of habitat.

*Solutions- Strengthen anti-poaching methods, empowering communities, stopping illegal wildlife trade, lessen gas emissions, and replenish their food sources.

**************************INTERESTING FACTS********************************

*They are the most common tiger and number about half of all wild tigers.

*Over many centuries they have become an important part of Indian tradition and lore.

*Tigers live alone and aggressively scent-mark large territories to keep their rivals away.

* A hungry tiger can eat as much as 60 pounds (27 kilograms) in one night, though they usually eat less.

*Despite their fearsome reputation, most tigers avoid humans; however, a few do become dangerous man eaters.

* Cubs cannot hunt until they are 18 months old and remain with their mothers for two to three years, when they disperse to find their own territory.

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