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Royal Bengal Tiger in Sal & Bamboo forest by Jagde
Range: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.
Habitat: Grasslands, sub-tropical and tropical rainforests, scrub forests, moist and dry deciduous forests and mangroves.
Description: Male Bengal tigers can weigh between 200 and 230 kg. while the average female will weigh about 140 kg.
Population: The Indian government says there are about 3,100 to 4,500, of which 3,000 are found in India alone. Tiger experts, however, estimate this number to be lower than 1,800.
Status: Endangered. The royal Bengal tiger is severely threatened by habitat destruction and poaching.