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.
Bengal tigers primarily hunt larger mammals including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats.
Size: 6 1/2 – 12 feet length Weight: 200 – 600 lbs Lifespan: 8 – 10 years in the wild.