About White Bengal Tigers
Within the dark, deep woods of South Bengal, criss crossed by the estuarine canals, is situated the marshy mangrove jungle of Sundarbans - the den of the Royal Bengal Tigers. His majesty has even left tracks on the Himalayan snows at 10,000 ft. As you begin your exciting journey in Sundarbans, chances are you may come across a pugmark of a real Royal Bengal Tiger on a mud flat. The Royal Bengal Tigers were once ruled the special ambience of Sunderbans, and this tiger country was popular as the Big Game Hunters Mecca. But after facing a drastic fall in the Tiger population, Project Tiger was implemented in 1973 and later Sundarban Tiger Reserve was demarcated over 2,585-sq-kms. The core area of 1330-sq-kms has been declared a National Park and has been chosen as a World Heritage Site.
Bengal Tigers are fully grown at 2-3 years of age. Male reach weights of 200-230 kilograms and up to three metres in length. The females are 130-170 kilograms and up to 2.5 meters long. They have stripes all over their body. Their stripes are like fingerprints. No two are the same. The stripes are not only in the tigers fur, but are a pigmentation of the skin. They have a white spot on the back of their ears,whick looks like eyes.
Bengal tigers are also called as Indian tiger, they are the most numerous in population than any other tiger subspecies. They were killed as a part of sport carried out by Indian and British royalties. There number declined at a fast rate. They are one of the only two species of cats that like water. At full running speed they reach speed of up to 60 kilometers per hour. They do not possess great stamina. The average tiger sleeps between 16 to 18 hours per day.
Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kerala.
Famous Tiger Reserves
Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Corbett National Park, Sundarbans National Park.