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G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Bengal Tiger(Panthera tigris tigris)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Suborder: Feliformia

Family: Felidae

Genus: Panthera

Species: tigris

Subspecies: tigris

Fun Facts:

A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as two miles away..

The Bengal tiger is India’s national animal and one of the country’s largest draws.

Wild tiger are in drastic decline, with perhaps 3,000 left.

Fast Facts

Description: The majestic Tiger has an orange coat pattern with broad black stripes. The stripes on each tiger are unique.
Size: Male: 270 to310 cm     Female: 240 to 265 cm
Height: Male: 90 to 110 cm     Female: 70 to 90 cm
Weight: Male: 180 to 258 kg     Female: 100 to 160 kg
Diet: Medium to large prey.
Sexual maturity: Male: 4 to 5 years     Female: 3 to 4 years
Estrous phase: 3 to 6 days
Gestation Period: 104 to 106 days
Young per birth: 3 to 4 cubs
Life span: In wild: 10 to 15 years     In captivity: 16 to 20 years
Habitat: Tropical jungle, bush, marsh lands and tall grasslands.
Distribution: Indian sub continent, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tibet.
Current Population Status: Decreasing
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered