Where are Bengal tigers found?
The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) can be found in forests, jungles and mangroves. Tigers are the largest of the big cats.
Male tigers are typically larger and heavier than females.
Unlike lions, tigers live alone. They use their striped fur to camouflage them among the trees, allowing them to ambush their prey.
They stalk their prey and pounce as they are not able to run for long distances.
Tigers feed on buffalo, antelopes, deer, wild pigs, and other large mammals and can eat up to 30 kg of meat in one night!
A female tiger will give birth to a litter of two to six cubs and will stay with them for two to three years.
- Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat.
- There are no two tigers with identical stripes.
- Tigers are good swimmers and often cool off in pools or streams.
- Bengal tigers are normally found in India.