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Bengal Tiger - Species Detail
Panthera tigris tigris
Tigre de Bengala (Sp), Bengal Tiger (G), Tigre du Bengale (F). Also called Indian tiger.
DESCRIPTION (male) Length, including tail, 8'10" to 10'2" (269-310 cm). Weight 400-575 pounds (181-261 kg). The female is about one foot shorter and weighs 220-350 pounds (100-159 kg).
A large, long-bodied, long-legged tiger. Except for the cheek ruff, the coat is uniformly short and glossy. General color is rich orange or rufous-fawn, typically with 18-20 black stripes-often doubled-from shoulder to root of tail.
DISTRIBUTION Formerly from the Indus River valley in Pakistan to the Irrawaddy River valley in western Myanmar (Burma). Extinct in Pakistan by 1906, but still found in most of the rest of its geographical range; however, its actual distribution within this range is substantially lessened.
STATUS The 1993 census estimates a total of 4,500 Bengal tigers, with about 3,750 in India, 250 in Nepal, and the rest in Bhutan, Bangladesh, and western Myanmar (Burma).
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