Welcome to this fact file where you can find out all sorts of interesting information about the Bengal tiger. You can also listen to the sounds that this animal makes.
My distinctive orange and black coat which is as unique to me as your fingerprint is to you. No two tigers have the same coat patterns.
I measure approximately 2-3 metres from head to tail.
I’m a meat eater (carnivore) and eat other small and medium sized mammals like deer, wild boar and cattle.
We’re found primarily in India but there are smaller groups in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
Around 2,000 left in the wild.
The poaching of tigers for our skins and for use in traditional Asian medicines, and poaching of our prey. Habitat loss is also forcing us into smaller and smaller areas.
I will typically travel between 6-12 miles during one night’s hunting.
Hear a Bengal tiger.