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  • Primary Leap Ltd. 2010

    Name: Subject: KS 2 - Themes Date: Unit: Endangered species

    07-01-07-032-s

    Quick facts

    Diet: Carnivore

    Life span in the wild: 10 years

    Size: Length - 2.3 3 m

    Weight: 135 - 225 kg

    Status: Endangered

    The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the largest of the big cats. A male tiger can

    weigh up to 225 kg and a female up to 135 kg. Unlike lions, tigers live alone. They use

    their striped fur to camouflage them among the trees, allowing them to ambush their

    prey. They stalk their prey and pounce as they are not able to run for long distances.

    Tigers feed on buffalo, antelopes, deer, wild pigs, and other large mammals and can eat

    up to 30 kg of meat in one night. There are no two tigers with identical stripes.

    In the wild, tigers can live up to 10 years of age.

    A female tiger will give birth to a litter of two to six cubs and will stay with them for two

    to three years.

    Bengal tigers are an endangered species due to hunting and habitat loss. They are used

    by hunters as trophies, and also in traditional Chinese medicine.

    Today there are less than 3,000 Bengal tigers left in the wild. They can be found in

    tropical rainforests, marsh lands and grasslands in India.

    Bengal Tiger

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  • Primary Leap Ltd. 2010

    Name: Subject: KS 2 - Themes Date: Unit: Endangered species

    07-01-07-032-s

    Score

    Answer the following questions:

    1. Do tigers eat meat or plants?

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    2. Do tigers live alone or in groups?

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    3. How long does a female tiger stay with her cubs?

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    4. How many cubs are there in a litter?

    a Six to eight c Two to six

    b Seven to nine d Eight to ten

    5. Bengal tigers are endangered. Give two reasons why.

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    6. How many Bengal tigers are left in the wild today?

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    7. Do tigers live in deserts or tropical rainforests?

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    8. Bengal tigers are from which country?

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    Bengal Tiger