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Bengal Tiger

By Jessica L. Meyer


Classification and Description • Panthera Tigris Tigris • Mammal • 395-580 lbs.; 9-10 ft. • Black and orange fur


Biome • India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar • Dense forest, swamps and grass • 200-400 square miles • Does not migrate


Life Cycle

• • • •

2 to 3 cubs Carries in mouth Cows, boar and deer 15 to 18 years


Adaptations • Pads on bottom of feet • Powerful jaws • Camouflage • Nocturnal


Reasons for Endangered Status • • • •

Poachers Deforestation Hunted for fur Loss of rainforest


Conservation • 3,000 to 4,000 left • 300 separate preserves • Making special enclosures • Educate people; raise money


Resources • Hane, Rachel. Tigers • Jimurdico, Suzane. Tiger Attacks • Cole, Melissa. Wild Cats • Stone, Lynn. Tigers • Thomson, Sarah. Tigers

Bengal Tiger  

Endangered Species Bengal Tiger

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