Bengal Tiger

Size, life span and physical appearance

The male Tigers overal are larger than the female. The male weighing 397-569 pounds, and the female weighing 220-353 pounds. The male is 8-10 feet, and the female is 9 feet long. The Bengal Tiger lives for about 15-17 years. The tigers have orange coats , with stripes that vary from black to brown. Most tigers have up too 100 stripes. Their stripes our the same as our finger prints.
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Population and habitat

Bengal Tigers live in grasslands, subtropical and tropical rainforests, scrub forests, wet and dry decidous forests and mangroves. Curently there are only 3000 tigers left because of poor habitat protection from other populations.
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Diet and Behavior

Bengal tigers try to avoid humans but they will consume one if they're injured or very ill. Bengal Tigers consume wild pigs, boars, oxen, monkeys and buffalo. They are nocturnal. Tigers like to hunt very young or very old prey, being more convenient/easier for them. When a tiger is very hungry it will eat about 60 pounds a night. They live alone, easier to hunt. Females have about 2-6 cubs, and the father does not help raise.

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Conservation Status and Laws

Bengal tigers are being hunted for their beautiful fur. They are very threatened and communities are trying to make sure they're laws to protect the very few left.

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