The first White Bengal Tiger wasn’t found until five years after that, when a tiger wandered into a village and was killed. A little bit after that she had three babies. Two regular and one that was white.
DESCRIPTION Scientific name: Panthem
tigris Common name: Bengal tiger Average size: over 7ft long, 3ft
high Average weight for a male is
about 440 lb Average weight for a female is
about 400 lb Their colors are usually red-
orange with black strips or white with black strips.
Life span is over 20 years.
Bengal Tigers & Ecological Dimensions Humans have caused this beautiful specie to become near extinct.This is due to the clearing of land for settlement.It is also a result of poaching for profit.Farmers are killing them because they are pests.
HABITAT Bengal Tigers are only
found in India and zoo’s.
If they are in the wild they are found in jungles, forests, and swampy areas.
The Bengal tiger is mostly found across the India subcontinent. The types of environment which where they live is mentioned in points below:
Grasslands Scrub forests Rainforests Wet and dry deciduous forestSub-tropical and Tropical forests
The Bengal Tiger’s Habitat
Omnivore They will eat
anything they kill, even other tiger but, they would eat mosses and grasses if food is scarce.
a. OffspringThey have 2-7 cubs at once.
The most cubs ever born was 13 cubs.
They are usually pregnant for 3-4 months.
b. The mother usually takes care of the cub for 3 years.
CHARACTERISTICS a. A tiger is
usually solitary in nature, and very aggressive. They are also territorial and will ward away any other tigers by showing they’re large teeth and claws.
PERSPECTIVES OF CONSERVATIONISTS
The conservationists point of view are as listed below:
Conservationists believe that the extinction of the Bengal Tiger will an imbalance in the ecosystems
Without the tiger, tiger prey would increase.
There should be no trade of products made from tiger’s body parts.
PERSPECTIVES OF POACHERS
The poachers have the following point of view on killing Bengal Tigers:
The tiger’s body parts are used for making Chinese medicines
The tiger’s skin is used for clothing and decoration.
Poachers sells them to the black market alive for selling them as a pet.
PERSPECTIVES OF GOVERNMENTOn the issue of killing the Bengal tiger the
That the tigers should be protected to Balance the Ecosystem.
The tigers should be protected because it provide income to the local communities through Tourism.
The Future of the Bengal Tiger
The Future of the Bengal Tigers is still unsure but along with the all conservationists it is believed that if poaching and killing of animals stops; they are going to be out of danger.