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Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris or Panthera tigris bengalensis)is a subspecies of the tigers in India and Bangladesh. They are also found in parts of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and southern Tibet. The government of India's national tiger conservation authority has reported that the Bengal tigers are that largest and the most numerous subspecies with about 1,411 wild tigers in the wild.

The Indian subcontinent once the natural habitat of the Bengal tigers has been reduced due to their interaction with the humans. In India, about 50% of the world's tiger population exists and they are separated in to many small isolated populations making them rare to extinction.

 

After Siberian tiger it is the second largest subspecies. It is the most common tiger subspecies, living in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, subtropical and tropical rain forests, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous forests, and mangroves. The Bengal tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh while the Panthera tigris is the national animal of India.

 

 
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