Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

Check out Australia Zoo’s Bengal Tiger!

Learn all about the world’s largest big cats at Australia Zoo’s very own Tiger Temple! Our glass viewing area is the perfect place to see the epic Bengal tiger up close! If you’re lucky, you might even see these impressive carnivores taking the plunge and cooling off in their pool!

 

Bengal Tiger standing with head turned over their shoulder to look at the camera.

 

Bengal tigers are native to India and Bangladesh, and are often referred to as Indian tigers. They are large and extremely powerful, making them one of the most respected apex predators! They are nocturnal hunters, taking down prey such as buffalo, deer and pigs. Tigers are very territorial and tend to live a solitary life, ensuring they have access to everything they need for survival. At Australia Zoo it is a little different as we are able to provide plenty of luxuries, meaning they are generally happy to hang out together.

 

Bengal Tiger walking to the left and looking up.

 

Bengal tigers are the only species known to successfully adapt to living in mangrove forests! Their distinguishing striped coat is useful for camouflage and is just like our finger prints, unique to every individual!

 

Bengal Tiger running with mouth slightly open.

 

Bengal tigers are threatened by illegal poaching and habitat destruction. There are fewer than 2,500 of these beauties left in the wild. Crikey, these majestic cats need all the help they can get. They are currently an endangered species with population numbers decreasing in the wild.

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Mammalia

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Panthera

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    tigris

  • height of animal icon
    Length

    2.4 - 3.1 metres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    140 - 220 kilograms

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Carnivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Gestation

    104 - 106 days

  • threatened species status of animal icon
    Status

    Endangered