Species Details

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Tiger Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Panthera tigris
Family : Felidae
Order : Carnivora
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Tiger
Habitat : Forest, Shrubland, Grassland
Description : Tigers have a distinctive orange coat with black stripes. They have a muscular body, a round head, and sharp teeth and claws.

Tigers are the largest cats in the world. Male tigers can weigh up to 660 pounds (300 kg) and grow up to 11 feet (3.3 meters) in length, while females are generally smaller.

Tigers are found in various habitats such as tropical forests, grasslands, and swamps.

Tigers are solitary and territorial animals. They are mostly active during the day and hunt mainly at night. Tigers are excellent swimmers and enjoy bathing in water.

Tigers are carnivores and primarily hunt large ungulates such as deer, wild pigs, and buffalo. They are also known to prey on smaller animals such as birds, fish, and reptiles.

Tigers are considered an endangered species due to habitat loss, poaching, and hunting. There are six subspecies of tigers, and all of them are in danger of extinction. Conservation efforts are underway to protect tigers and their habitats.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:iucnredlist.org,Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh), photo credit:Samiul Mohsanin, (Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka), photo copyright: Samiul Mohsanin.more information please contact with us.