The Bengal tiger lives in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the biggest wild cats alive and is the national animal of India and Bangladesh. This species is at the top of the food chain in the wild and plays a vital link in maintaining the rich diversity of nature. It is listed as endangered species since 2008 and there are only about 2,500 individuals left. Most live in India, but there are a few hundered also in Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. The species is threatened by poaching and loss of habitat caused by climat change.
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris tigris
Estimated population: 2,500
Location: Southeast Asia
Habitat: Tropical rainforests, marshes, and tall grasses
Faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future.
Faces a high risk of extinction in the near future.
Faces a high risk of endangerment in the medium term.