The Bengal Tiger

By Yiannis Fotopoulos And Ryan Audino

The Bengal Tiger

The tiger is the largest cat species reaching a total body length of up to 3.38 m (11.1 ft) over curves and exceptionally weighing up to 388.7 kg (857 lb) in the wild. Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panther with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. Tigers are apex predators, primarily preying on animals such as deer. Some adaptations are their sharp claws to catch their prey. Another adaptation is their teeth to rip through its prey. They survive in areas such as China , India , and Nepal. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on Earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans. Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength.

Royal Bengal Tigers