The Bengal Tiger is the most common sub-species of tiger. It’s colour is Reddish orange with normal black, gray or brown stripe generally in a vertical direction. It’s underside is creamy or white; a rare variant has a chalky white coat with darker stripes. It has icy blue eyes.
They live in Tropical jungle, brush, , marsh lands, and tall grasslands. It mostly inhabits the dry and wet deciduous forests. The mangroves of the Sundarbans (shared between Bangladesh and India) are only mangroves where the tigers are found.
Bengal Tiger lives in Southern Asia. It is most numerous in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans in the eastern India and Bangladesh. Tigers as top-of-the-food chain predators, help populations by keeping prey populations in check. When a tiger has eaten it’s fill, the abandoned prey becomes food for a variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles. It keeps populations of sambir deer and wild boar down. Some cultures believe that powdered tiger bones have medical values.
The Bengal Tiger once ranged widely across Asia, from Turkey in the west to the eastern coast of Russia. Over past 100 years, Bengal Tigers have disappeared from south west and central Asia. They are currently found in some Asian range states- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand etc. They may still persist in North Korea, although there has been no recent confirmed evidence.