We were so unbelievably lucky enough to see a Bengal tiger while on foot in the jungle in Chitwan National Park, Nepal...we took photos and vids with shaking hands, emptied our pants and got the hell to the nearest treetop lookout!
Bengal Tiger: The Bengal tiger is a large, striped cat from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma. It lives in a variety of habitats, including rainforests and dense grasslands. The Bengal tiger can live to about 18 years in captivity, and probably a few years less in the wild. Bengal tigers are mostly solitary, but sometimes travel in groups of 3 or 4. These tigers are in danger of extinction due to over-hunting by poachers.
Image by @joelsartore | A white bengal tiger named Rajah at @agulfcoastzoo. Native to India, Bengal tigers are usually orange but once in great while they are born white in color. They are the most numerous tiger subspecies, yet only 2,500 are left in the world. This is due to a steady decline in their habitat, their prey base, and poaching for their body parts. The tigers that remain must hunt closer and closer to villages and sometimes turn to livestock for food. In these situations, they…
The moment a two-year-old girl came face to face with a 370lb Bengal tiger... and survived without a scratch
BENGAL TIGER - Panthera tigris tigris. The strongest living land creatures on Earth, measured by their power to weight ratio. There are nine tiger subspecies; three of which are extinct while the other six are endangered due to hunting and the destruction of their habitats. A group of tigers is called a “streak” or an “ambush”. Photo: MARTIN HARVEY / GALLO IMAGES / CORBIS