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!
INDIA - A two-year-old Bengal tiger is seen in Bandhavgarh National Park in the Madhya Pradesh region of India. #PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD PACKWOOD, GETTY IMAGES #wildlife wilderness animal pet nature amazing big cat
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.
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
Tigers love water and are excellent swimmers. Here, in the Sundarbans National Park in India, tigers live in mangrove swamps and forests, sharing their habitat with saltwater crocodiles. (Neelsky/ Shutterstock)
A devastating oil spill has further threatened the survival of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. Urge authorities to repeal the approval of oil tanker trade routes through the protected habitat of endangered species.