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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

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** Altho there were once 9 different tiger species, hunting, poaching, and loss of natural habitat has resulted in three extinctions and the result are critically endangered. Tiger populations are near collapse.

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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)

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very regal tigers...which surprisingly enough are solitary creatures in the wild...this leads me to believe that this image was taken on a preserve of some kind. REGARDLESS beautiful animals and a b

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