Royal Bengal Tiger in Pond

Royal Bengal Tiger in Pond at Sakkar Baug Zoo in Junagadh, Gujarat, India

This photo was taken at Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh, Gujarat.

Local Name: Wagh, Bagh, Sher, Pattayat Wagh.

Distribution: India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

Food: Herbivorous. Preys upon any animal when hungry (deer like chital and sambar, antelopes, wild boar, Indian gaur, cattle).

Habitat: Prefers dense forest where adequate prey base and water to quench thirst is available.

Features: Tiger is National animal of India and State animal of West Bengal. Crepuscular to nocturnal in habitat. Tiger can swim easily and can be seen near water holes or near kills. It hunt in evening or night. Tiger is found in 17 states. There are a total of 28 Tiger Project Area.

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