INTRODUCTIONHey everyone today you will see an interesting presentation on natural habitat of tigers.
TIGERS The tiger looks like a big cat. It has a long tail. Its strong body is brownish with black stripes on it. Its padded feet have sharp claws. Its four teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw are sharper and stronger than the rest.
HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION Tigers are widely distributed from the alpine Himalayas to the rain forests of southern Western Ghats and from the dry forests of Rajasthan to the moist forests of north-east India.
TIGERS Why just Tiger, well if you fall short of information about your beloved country, Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India, there was a great reason for saving tigers, you see if there were no Tigers then all kids would need remember new animal as a national animal.
TIGERS It is carnivorous and hunts for prey primarily by sight and sound. It feeds on deer, wild pig, bovid and sometimes even other predators like leopards and bears.
TIGERS Tigers are generally found in the forests of Sunder bans in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Central India. There are also big sized tigers in African jungles. The Royal Bengal Tigers of Sunder bans are the most beautiful of all. In India, tiger killing is prohibited. We can find tigers in the zoo, or in the circus.
TIGERS Today the tiger skin is very popular and sought after. Rich people and fashion designers have no idea what they are doing; competition between the rich to show off makes them blind to the serious consequences. People persuade villagers to kill tigers to get money, and they do it because they are poor and need to feed their families.
TIGERS The only problem now is that they are endangered. They have been hunted heavily by man for sport, skins, and as a source of traditional medical products. At the beginning of this century it is estimated that there were over 40,000 tigers, today the number is less than 8,000. The risk of extinction forced the government of India to initiate the Project Tiger in April 1973, when the tiger population was less than 2000.
TIGERS Other animals which are facing extinction owing to various factors like poaching and loss of habitat include the giant panda, the snow leopard, the white rhinoceros and the komodo dragon, tapirs, the leopard, African wild ass, gazelles, etc. Leopards as well as tigers are affected by the loss of habitat when forests are used for human activities.
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