Where do Bengal Tigers genetically come from?

Bengal tigers are defined by three distinct mitochondrial nucleotide sites and 12 unique microsatellite alleles. Bengal Tigers arrives in India around 12,000 years ago!  This is hard to known though because there is a lack of tiger fossils from the Indian subcontinent prior to the late Pleistocene,



In the Indian subcontinent, tigers inhabit tropical moist evergreen forests, tropical dry forests, tropical and subtropical moist deciduous forests, mangroves, subtropical and temperate upland forests, and grasslands.

 Latter tiger habitat once covered a huge swath of grassland and moist semi-deciduous forests along the major river system of the Gangetic and Brahmaputra plains, but has now been largely converted to agriculture. Today, the best examples of this habitat type are limitated to a few blocks at the base of the outer foothills of the Himalayas including the Tiger Conservation Units (TCUs).

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 Bengal Tiger

Panthera tigris

The Bengal tiger or Indian tiger is a tiger subspecies native to South Asia, and is the national animal of India and Bangladesh.

The Bengal tiger is the most numerous tiger subspecies with populations estimated at 1,706–1,909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 124–229 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan. These results make the Bengal Tiger apper to be an ENDANGERED species.





Male Bengal tigers have an average length of 270 to 310 cm (110 to 120 in) including the tail.  Females measure 240 to 265 cm (94 to 104 in) on average.

The Tail

The tail is typically 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in) long, and on average, tigers are 90 to 110 cm (35 to 43 in) in height at the shoulders.


The average weight of males is 221.2 kg (488 lb), while that of females is 139.7 kg (308 lb).


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