ENDANGERED | population~2000 | ENDANGERED
The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. It is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with more than 2,500 left in the wild. The creation of India’s tiger reserves in the 1970s helped to stabilize numbers, but poaching to meet a growing demand from Asia in recent years has once again put the Bengal tiger at risk. The mangroves of the Sundarbans—shared between Bangladesh and India—are the only mangrove forests where tigers are found. The Sundarbans are increasingly threatened by sea level rise as a result of climate change.
Today, due to habitat loss caused by deforestation, and hunting by human poachers, the Bengal tiger is considered to be an endangered species. Despite being the most common of all the tiger species, there are thought to be around 2,000
Bengal tigers left in the wild.
Bengal Tiger Facts
Scientific Name:Panthera Tigris Tigris
Size (L):2.4m - 3.3m (6.8ft - 11ft)
Weight:140kg - 300kg (309lbs - 660lbs)
Top Speed:96km/h (60mph)
Life Span:18 - 25 years
Сolour:Orange, Black, White
Habitat:Dense tropical forest and mangroves
Average Litter Size:3
Main Prey:Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Special Features:Striped fur and large body size.