8 Unique facts about Bengal Tiger

8. Bengal tigers are the national animal of India. They are also found in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar.

7. Bengal tigers are the largest subspecies of tiger. They can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh up to 670 pounds. 

6. Bengal tigers are excellent swimmers. They can swim up      to 20 miles in a single day.

5. Bengal tigers are solitary animals, but they will come together to mate. The female tiger will give birth to 2-4 cubs after a gestation period of 100-105 days.

4. Bengal tigers are endangered. There are only an estimated 2,154 to 3,159 left in the wild. The main threats to Bengal tigers are habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans.

3. Bengal tigers are symbols of power and strength in many      cultures. They are often depicted in art and literature.

2. The scientific name for the Bengal tiger is Panthera tigris tigris.

1. The white Bengal tiger is a rare genetic mutation. It is caused by a lack of the gene that produces melanin, the pigment that gives tigers their orange and black stripes.