Animal: Bengal Tiger
Why This Animal?
I chose this animal because the Bengal Tiger is a fasinating creature to me. It is fascinating to me because it is one of the many creatures who have a bright color on them, in other words, their fur looks cool. It is also fascinating because of the size of them. They look like they would have a lot of power in the environment that they live in. I also chose this animal because i see this animal a lot, and i have always wanted to learn about them in the wild. I like this animal also because of they're roar. It sounds so powerful and i would like to know what causes them to roar. That is why i chose this animal.
Sharp (Claws)


The Bengal tiger lives in what's known as the rainforest biome. The Rainforest biome is a place with a lot of plants, and a really vivid color of green. There are trees basically everywhere. There is also a lot of bushes, flowers, and other things that could be needed for survival. This biome is called what it is for a reason. Its a forest that gets alot of rain. That is, 250 cm of rainfall per year, which equals 98 inches, and that amounts to 8 feet. So the climate, as you can imagine, is very humid. Here's a map of where the bengal tigers live, and, as you should see in the map, they live mainly in Bangladesh.



As i'm out in the Tropical Rainforest in Bangladesh i see some Bengal Tigers. I notice their many features. Their colorful orange fur, their sharp teeth and claws, their big nose and their large build. I can see that they have an easy time moving around out in the wild and easy crossing around the many terrains.Males weigh 396 to 569 pounds and are 9 to10 feet long. Females weigh 220 to 352 pounds and are 8 to 9 feet long. The underside of the Bengal Tiger is white its black stripes are widely spaced. Every pattern of a stripe is different.The color of their fur could be a problem. It's like waving around i sign with a lot of lights saying, I'M HERE, RUN! But if they hide and are lucky to catch their prey, their claws and teeth help a lot to break open the skin of it's prey and eat the meat. Thir nose also helps a lot in finding the animal so it can get it's meat.
How the Biome helps to meets the Tigers needs is in a lot of ways. The Biome's many plants help them hide so they won't bwe spotted on the sight of their prey. Also with the plants and they mud or dirt, it can shield their scent so they won't be found. Also if neccesary, the biome they are in produces plants they might eventually eat.
As i watch some of the Bengal Tigers, i can see their daily routine. First they find some water, which also the biome supplies as you can see in the map. Then i see that it hides, as it seems though they have smelled their prey. When Their prey walks along it creeps up slowly, and lunges towards them. In the end, the tiger is victorious. As the day gos by, they do this as many times as needed. Then, as the tiger gets tired, it finds shelter supplied by the biome they are in. Some behaviors i noticed on my travels are that it seems as though they are very quick into finding and hunting down an enemy. They also are very territorial and don't like mingling with other tigers as much, otherwise known as solitary. Also if there were to be another male tiger as i noticed, they are very agressive towards them.
Finally i notice a symbiotic relation pattern. It seems as though the Bengal Tiger has a predator/prey relationship with the Wild Boar. I drew out what it was like above in the map. It looks like the Wild Boar is mostly unsuspecting that the tiger would attack it. Predator prey relationships are when one species attack another. So it suits them. That concludes my observation journal.

I found another researcher named Holly L. Koppel. I saw some interesting facts about how, for example:
"Bengal tigers can be found in a variety of different habitats in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar."
-Holly L. Koppel
She also found that the Bengal Tiger has been inbreeding with the suiberian tiger sinse 1998. She has also found that there have benn a few 30-40 Tiger attacks, yet the reasons are unknown.

Koppel, Holly L. "Endangered Species Report #32--Bengal Tiger." Endangered Species Report 32. Wildlife Watchers. Web. 23 Feb. 2012.

National Geographic. "Bengal Tiger." National Geographic. National, 20 Jan. 2012. Web. 23 Feb. 2012.

Animal Planet. "BENGAL TIGER (Panthera Tigris Tigris)." Bengal Tiger: Tigers of the World. Animal Planet. Web. 25 Jan. 2012.