Royal Bengal Tiger

The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger is seen in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan and is falling under the list of endangered species by IUCN. As per the information and available facts, the population of this species is less than 2,500 and it is in deep crisis.

Royal Bengal Tiger Scientific Name


Panthera tigris tigris

Royal Bengal Tiger Features and Facts



  • Size is upto 3 m (10 ft.)

  • Weight upto 225 kg (500 lb.)

  • Largest existing member of the cat family

  • Life span is more than 15 years

  • Gestation is 98 to 110 days; 2 to 4 cubs born

  • Highly endangered and in very critical position


Conservation of Royal Bengal Tiger


Due to large-scale habitat destruction and hunting for poaching and illegal trade, this species is in extinction. Wildlife conservation associations like WWF are taking active steps to protect these species. In 2002, the WWF developed a new and far-reaching strategy to protect the life of Royal Bengal Tiger.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag