Gabriela Sympson Ms. Confer Biology July 8,2011. Bengal Tiger “ The silent killer”. Part of the Animalia Kingdom 2 nd Largest and heaviest cat in the cat family Lives in the forest of India Solitary animals Males cover 20 square miles of land Women cover 17 square miles of land
The Bengal tiger is the classic orange and black but some are black and white
The tigers hearing is very sharp they can hear sound waves below the range of normal sound
This picture shows how well the tigers can blend into the grass using their stripes to get preyAdaptation
It’s difficult to see a pregnant tiger because the don’t show until their last 10- 12 days
Spends last few days of pregnancy looking for a safe place to birth her cubs and a place that has and adequate amount of preyFemale Tigers
Tigers can live to about 15 years in the wild and about 16-18 years in a controlled environment
Most tigers from lack of foodLife Span
Have long horizontal nerves near the eye which allows them to have a better peripheral vision
They have structure behind the eye called the tapetum lucidum it allows them to have better night vision
Have large lenses and pupils to increase the amount the of light let in. This is what gives them night vision.How do tigers see at night?
Female tigers have smaller territories but are safer for raising children
Female tigers normally have territories next to or take over their mothers territory
This picture shows the tiger marking it’s territory using scent and by scraping the treeThis is my territory
Tigers or mostly active at night this pattern may change due to seasons or prey activity.
Tigers constantly groom themselves to keep their coats in tip top shape and to moisturize using the oils that are given of by their glands.
They spend most of their day in water
They constantly patrol their territoryEveryday Living
Tigers purr only when they breathe out while domestic cats purr when breathing in or out
After killing it’s prey it starts eating from the hind area firstDid You Know…….
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