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Bengal Tiger

posted: 11/24/15
Bengal Tiger
Chromatica/Veer
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris tigris
Status:
Endangered
Number Remaining: about 2,500
Average Length: 10 feet
Average Weight: about 550 pounds

The Bengal tiger is primarily found in India, though they have been spotted in other east Asia countries, such as Nepal and China. They are solitary creatures who scent mark their territory.

Bengal tigers are also the only tiger species that have been reported to have all white coloration.

While the Bengal tiger is the most numerous of all tiger species, it is still under constant poaching threat. The creation of preserves in India helped stabilize the species' numbers, but poaching in Asia is on the rise. They are poached both for their skin and their body parts which are considered useful for Asian medicine. They are also threatened by habitat destruction and loss of their usual prey.
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