Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Overview and snapshot of the most dangerous tigers in the world

Bengal tiger
                                                    

They live in grasslands, (sub) tropical rainforest, dry forests and mangroves in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. They are 2 to 2.7 meters and 140 to 240 pound the second largest species. There are also white Bengal tigers. These are not albinos, but are genetically determined. In the wild, white tigers are more vulnerable because they are


 
less well camouflaged.

Siberian tiger

                             

Lives on the (snowy) tundra and coniferous forests of Siberia, China and North Korea. This is the largest tiger species and sometimes three meters long and weighs over 300 pounds. Siberian tigers are lighter and have less conspicuous stripes and a thicker coat that protects them from the cold. The Siberian tiger is also known as Amur, Korean or Manchurian tiger.

Indochinese tiger
                              


This species is found in Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and is darker than other tigers and has fewer stripes. They are 2 to 2.4 meters long and weigh 120 to 200 pounds. The Malaysian tiger is sometimes described as a subspecies of the Indochinese tiger.

Sumatran tiger
                             


This smallest tiger species is found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. They are 1.9 to 2.2 meters long and weigh 100 to 140 pounds. Their coat has dark markings and thin stripes.

South China tiger 



This species lives in the South China Mountains and is among the 10 most endangered animals in the world. There are currently about 30. The coat is bright with wide black stripes. They are 1.9 to 2.3 meters long and weigh 110 to 180 pounds. They are also called Amoy or Xiamen tiger.

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