The Beautiful Bengal Tiger

Tigers and large cats, including the house cat behave very much alike, each attacking from behind and have their own pattern of strips. They are actually very beautiful creatures no matter how big or small.

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This tiger is absolutely a gorgeous creature, especially from a distance, they are beautiful just as much as they are dangerous. There are about five related species left in the tiger family, there use to be eight. The biggest of all the tigers is the Siberian Tiger, with a shaggy coat, to keep them warm in the icy northeastern part o Asia.

Most Bengal tigers weight between 400 and 600 pounds, and are about 6 ½ feet long. If left alone in the wild most will live to be about 26 years of age, surviving on deer, monkeys, Water buffalo; pretty much any other animals; which makes sense since tigers are carnivorous animals. These types of tigers are somewhat loners because of the amount of territory that they must mark as their own; they may be somewhat social especially since a males territory usually will usually over lap those of several females. Territories are mark by the tiger clawing at trees and then spraying the area with their urine which. When a female marks her territory her urine lets other tiger know if she is fertile, which bring the male around looking for her companionship.

These tigers mature between 3-4 years for the female and 4-5 years for the males; at birth they are very playful and spontaneous. As they grow, their play fighting becomes more intense; which enables them to protect themselves in the wild. The cubs have a very close relationship with their mother, as they play and groom each other as their sense of trust grows. A litter will consist of 2-4 little cats, which will remain with their mother for up to 18 months. She will nurse the little cubs for up to six months, but she starts to bring them little creature at the age of 6 weeks to teach them the skills they need for their survival. The father has no interaction with his cubs at all, he usually leaves the mother after a few days, which make me wonder does he stay long enough to be sure she is ”pregnant”; especially since animals are so instinctive.

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  1. papaleng Says...

    On July 19, 2009 at 9:27 am

    a very informative article!


  2. California Dreamer Says...

    On July 20, 2009 at 1:38 am

    They look beautiful and scary at the same time. As wont be having a pet of one, I do have some photos on my wall in hall :)


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