Bengal Tiger

Panthera tigris

The Bengal tiger is considered to be the second
largest species of tiger. Originally there were
9 subspecies, but three are now extinct. The
Bengal Tiger has the largest canine teeth of all the
subspecies. It has a yellow or light orange coat,
with black or dark brown stripes and a white belly.
Close breeding has resulted in a white version of
the Bengal tiger. It is a dominant and carnivorous
predator, hunting its prey by stalking it until the tiger
has the opportunity to catch it off guard. Their roar
can be heard up to two miles away.

DIET

Bengal tigers primarily hunt larger mammals
including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats.

FAST FACTS

Size: 6 1/2 – 12 feet length
Weight: 200 – 600 lbs
Lifespan: 8 – 10 years in
the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

ENDANGERED