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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Beauty Of Bengal Tigers

Beauty Of Animals | The Beauty Of Bengal Tigers | The home to Royal Bengal Tigers (Indian Tigers or panthera tigris) is India Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma where these graceful animals live mostly in sanctuaries. The usual habitats for these animals are dense forest, mangrove swamps, savannahs, rocky countries and lush grassland. Bengal Tigers are the most numerous in population than any other Tiger subspecies.

Bengal Tigers - Evolution

Bengal Tigers (and all the Order Carnivora consisting of cats, dogs, bears, weasels) are descendants of a marten-like animal called the miacidae, which evolved during the late Cretaceous period. The Saber-tooth Tiger was not the ancestor of modern Tigers; it was an evolutionary dead-end. 

Bengal Tigers - Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: tigris

Bengal Tigers - Diet

In the wild Bengal Tigers are pure carnivores and hunt medium-sized animals, such as rabbits, badgers, water buffalos, deer, wild boars, goats and sometimes they hunt domestic cattle. A Bengal Tiger will drag the kill to a safe place to eat. They are able to eat up to 40 pounds at a time and then go without eating for days. Some Tigers become man-eaters, but it happens to be very rare. In the zoo Bengal Tigers are fed chicken, horsemeat and kangaroo meat five days a week and fast on bones twice a week.

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