Siberian Tigers

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The Bengal tiger is a carnivorous, mammal

primarily from India. It lives in habitats such

as the coniferous Himalayan Forest, the mangroves

of the Sunderbans, the hills of the Indian

Peninsula, or the forests of Rajasthan and

Northern India. At one time Bengal tigers were

scattered throughout Asia. Now they are generally

found in India and some regions of Bangledesh,

Bhutan, Nepal, and Myanmar. There is

approximately 4,000 alive in the wild now, and

about 300 are in captivity in zoos around the

world.

Bengal tiger's are one of the largest and most

feared cats in the cat family. An adult tiger

can weigh any where from 350 to 550 pounds. The

adult males weigh an average of 480 pounds, while

the females weigh about 300. Their body lengths

are between 6 and 9 feet long! A Bengal tiger

hunts primarily deer, wild pigs, water buffalo,

birds and other small mammals. When driven from

hunger a this tiger will eat almost anything.

Crocodiles, lizards, fish, and even humans are

eaten by a frustrated Bengal tiger. They eat meat

and only meat. Their style of attack is differant

from the cheetah's and the lion's; who hunt in

open habitats. Although it is a heavier predator

than that of the lion and cheetah, it averages

about 50 deer a year. Bengal tigers need a wide

forest-like areas to hunt their prey. They are

known to hunt alone, but have been found to hunt

in packs. These tigers are semi-nocturnal, because

they sometimes hunt at night. They use flying

tactics and force their victims by attacking the

throat and spine. Tigers aren't successful

hunters, they succeed about once out of every ten

attempts.

A Bengal tiger is known for its elegant coat and

its eyes that seem to stare at you as if you were

its prey. Their coat has…...

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