Bengal tiger jon gonzalez
Bengal TigerBy: Jonathan GonzalezDid you know?Tigers have fewer teeth than other carnivores such as dogs (42 teeth) with only 30 teeth. (seaworld.org)Patterns on predators such as a tiger's stripes help to conceal the predator. (Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia)The tiger can leap forward distances up to 32.5 ft. (seaworld.org) deepansh.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/taking-a... StatisticsLength: Male 9-10 feet Weight: males, 400-575 lb. They can also jump up to 25 feet.Bengal tigers survive probably no more than 15 years in the wild; 16 to 18 years in captivation environmentsBengal tigers are smaller then its cousin the lion, and if they were face together the tiger would loose. http://www.indiantiger.org/bengal-tigers/bengal-tiger-information.htmlDid you know?The tiger can leap forward distances up to 32.5 ft. (seaworld.org)Patterns on predators such as a tiger's stripes help to conceal the predator. (Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia)Works CitedOwl, Marcus Young. "Structure and Function." Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Ed. Michael Hutchins, et al. 2nd ed. Vol. 12: Mammals I. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 36-51. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 28 Apr. 2011."Tigers - Physical Characteristics." Seaworld.org. n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2011. . Habitat MapChitalWild boaMonkey GaurBuffaloGray langurHog deerBengal tigers hunt at night and rarely in the day.ReproductionBengal Tigers usually breed in the spring.The tigers give birth to two to four cubs. Female tigers become sexually mature at about three to four years of age. Male tigers become sexually mature at about four to five years of age.Scientific Name The Bengal tigers scientific name is Panthera Tigris TigrisHuman InteractionSome countries declared the tiger a pest and in India, at least 57,000 tigers were killed for bounties between 1875 and 1925. This figure represents ten times the present world tiger population.