The tiger is the largest member of the cat family. The Bengal tiger is one of the five surviving races of tiger.

Overview

Picture of a TigerLength: 1.6 – 2m.

Shoulder height: 0.9m.

Tail: 0.9 - 1m.

Weight: 120kg - 280kg

Life span: 20 - 25 years.

Gestation: 95 - 114 days (1-5 in a litter).

Distribution: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Burma.

Habitat: Jungle, reedy swamps.

Diet: Flesh (wild pig, deer, buffalo).

The tiger is the largest member of the cat family, and the Bengal tiger is one of the five surviving races of tiger. It illegal to hunt them or to buy or sell goods made from any part of a tiger. In 1900 there were about 45,000 Bengal tigers in the wild. Today there are estimated to be over 2,200 Bengal Tigers left, with number showing an increase for the first time in 2016.

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