Amanda Irwin, period 2; Bengal Tigers

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Amanda Irwin, period 2; Bengal Tigers

  1. 1. Bengal Tiger Amanda Irwin Spring Bio Project 2* Buchmann 29 April 2011
  2. 2. STATS: <ul><li>  Sizes                                                                     </li></ul><ul><li>Males:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Length( head to tip of tail ): 8-10 feet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoulder Height: 36 inches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weight: 400 - 575 pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Females: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Length( head to tip of tail ): 8-9 feet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoulder Height: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weight: 220 - 400 pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan: 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*In 1900, the tiger population of India was estimated at 40,000 to 50,000. By 1972, it dropped to 1,850. A good conservation program has increased it to 4,000 </li></ul>
  3. 3. HABITAT: <ul><ul><li>Mangrove forests of the Sundarbans, located in eastern India and Bangladesh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other areas of India such as Nepal and Burma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need large home ranges for hunting; don't like to share hunting grounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Males: 20 sq. miles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>      Females: 17 sq. miles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One tiger usually has several dens in one home range & uses whichever is most convenient </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. HABITAT MAP:
  5. 5. FOOD SOURCE: <ul><ul><li>nocturnal: hunts at night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stalk their prey because they can't outrun faster prey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can kill animals up to twice its size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mainly hunt wild ox and buffalo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prefers animals that have less resistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in their natural habitat, they prey on axis deer, wild boar, monkeys, and they may also attack porcupines </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. HUMAN INTERACTION: <ul><ul><li>tigers like to be alone, so they are known to not like the presence of humans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  they will attack if hunting or mothers and their cubs are disturbed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other tigers can be easily trained when kept in captivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. OTHER FACTS: <ul><ul><li>a tigers roar can be heard as far as 2 miles away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  tigers are strong and excellent swimmers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  bengal tigers are endangered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  a tiger can consume up to 88lbs. of meat in one feeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  it's estimated that there are less than 3,000 bengal tigers left out in the wild </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  white tigers have pigmented stripes and blue eyes, so they are not albino </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburgh, PA: International Masters Publishers, 1997 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bengal-tiger/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  http://www.cougarmountainzoo.org/The%20Animals/tigerfact.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  http://www.indiantiger.org/bengal-tigers/bengal-tiger-information.html </li></ul></ul>

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