Bengal Tiger
Genus: Panthera
Species: tigris tigris



         The base color is orange/brown, and white on the cheeks, mouth, eyebrows, and stomach. The tiger also has long black stripes on it. The weight of the tiger can be up to 575 pounds.The Bengal tiger lives in the Sundarban regions of India, Bangladesh, China, Siberia, and Indonesia. The tiger reaches maturity at the age of five, and the life span of the tiger is about 15 years.The Bengal tiger is a carnivore. It eats boars, wild oxen, monkeys, and other animals. The Bengal tiger can catch big animals, but prefers killing either young or old animals because they don't run as fast. A special adaptation of th Tigers living in the Amazon is that according to scientist they are not only more physically built but they are also more agile then their eastern counterparts. Another adaptation is that their coats are shown to be darker in color and texture. Tigers are usually solitary except for mothers with cubs. The breeding season is November through April. Females usually give birth once every 2 or 3 years, but if a litter is lost, they may give birth again in as little as 5 months. The gestation period lasts from 93-111 days, and up to 6 cubs can be born in a litter. Most litters include 3 cubs. The cubs are born in a cave or rocky crevice, or in thick vegetation. They begin to hunt with their mother when they are 5 or 6 months old. When they are 11 months old, they can usually make a kill by themselves. They will stay with their mothers for two years (sometimes three), and will reach adulthood when they are 3-5 years old.