Bengal tigers hunt wild boars, roe deer, deer (spotted, barassing, Indian zambar), antelope (nilgau antelope), goats, buffaloes and gaurs, young elephants, leopards, red wolves, jackals and Foxes, crocodiles, and also small vertebrates (frogs, fish, badgers, monkeys, porcupines, snakes, birds) and insects (termites). Do not disdain and carrion.
Males do not eat fish and rabbits, females do – on the contrary – eagerly eat fish and offal.
In one sitting, an adult Bengal tiger can eat up to 40 kg of meat, and then starve for up to three weeks.
The Bengal tiger leads a nocturnal life. The hearing is well developed, well seen in the dark. Active at dusk and at dawn. Tigers sleep up to 16-18 hours a day.
Tigers are excellent swimmers and climb the trees. They can jump up to 9 m!
At short distances develop a speed of up to 60 km / h.
The Bengal tiger is very patient, watches the victim for a long time and waits for a convenient moment to make one decisive throw.
A small booty kills a bite in the neck, and a large choke for the throat. Extraction transfers to a safe place (sometimes up to 450 m) to eat quietly.