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Habitat Bengal Tigers live in tropical jungles, brush, marsh lands, tall grasslands in areas of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Burma.
Diet Bengal Tigers are carnivores. Their diets consist of pigs, deer, antelope and buffalo. Tigers normally hunt at dawn or dusk, the shadows casted at this time in the morning help them blend in with their surroundings.
Reproduction Tigers attract the opposite sex with their urine. This method is also used to mark the tigers territory, just like domestic cats. The male with stay with the female for 20-80 days after mating. Then he will return to his own territory. Sometimes a male will enter a females territory on his own will and mate with her, but if the female is already pregnant he will leave. If a female enters a males territory the male will also mate with the female.
Reproduction Males do not participate in the upbringing of his offspring. This job is left to the mother. A female tiger can have up to 2-4 cub in a litter. Their first weeks are much like domestic kittens. They suckle for 3-6 month, and start to eat solid food at two months of age. Cubs stay with their mother for two to four years before going out on their own. Female cubs tend to stay closer to their mothers territory. While males tend to wander further away from his mothers territory. A female is pregnant for 104-106 days before giving birth to a litter of 1-4 cubs.
Reproduction Tigers do not build nests or dig burrows when giving birth to her cubs. She will probably just hide herself in dense undergrowth pr any other cover they can find.
Structural Tigers have two layers of fur. The top layer is of course the colour of the tiger. Many legends say that the tigers stripe formed through the adaption their environment. This adaption formed over many years of evolution. Most animals are colour blind, so most of them only see shades. That’s how the tiger blends in so well with it’s surroundings.
Structural Like all mammals, tigers have an internal skeleton, protecting internal organs and supports muscles, tendons and many other types of tissue. The muscular system consists of muscle tissue attached to the bones. This enables the tiger to move my contracting their muscles, which in favour move their bones and skeleton.
Structural Male tigers are generally bigger than the female growing up to 10 feet, and weighing 500 pounds. A female tiger generally a little smaller than the male, can grow up to 9 feet, and weighs 300 pounds.
Behaviour Tigers do not live in prides like lions do. They tend to wander alone. Tigers are very territorial. Males are generally more defensive of their territory, often engaging in fatal fights. Sometimes a female will share her territory with another female.
Functional The display of bones under the tigers tongue allows the tiger to roar. A tigers roar can be heard from two miles or more. Tigers have powerful limbs and a flexible back bone, this enables tigers to swiftly chase and catch prey over short distances. A tigers forelimbs and shoulders are well muscled, and the forelegs can twist inward, enabling the tiger to grab and hold large prey.
Functional A tigers paws have soft pads. The soft pads help the tiger to stealthy stalk their prey. Unlike humans, tigers walk on their toes. Tigers claws are just like our domestic cats. They are retractable. The tigers stripes help it camouflage when hiding and stalking prey.
Threats Tiger Tigers are under the threat of poachers and habitat loss. Poachers kill the tigers for their skin and body parts. Some parts of the tigers body are used for medicines. Farmers are cutting down trees an forests for more farmland. If these two things continue, Bengal Tigers could become extinct come 2022.