Why are Bengal tigers endangered ?

Today, due to loss of habitat caused by deforestation and human poaching, the Bengal tiger is considered an endangered species of animals. Despite the fact that they are the most common of all tiger species, scientists believe that only about 2000 Bengal tigers are left in the wild today.

These animals lead a predominantly nocturnal lifestyle. By their nature, they are single, occupy their own territory and protect it from the invasion of competitors, and with representatives of its kind are found only during the breeding season.

After a gestation period lasting from 3 to 4 months, the female of the Bengal tiger gives birth to up to 5 pups. Newborn Bengal cubs weigh about 1 kg (2 pounds), completely blind and helpless.

The mother feeds them with her milk for about 2 months, and then the Bengal cubs gradually begin to consume meat. Bengal tigers depend on their mother for the first 18 months, and then they begin to hunt their own prey.