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Tiger (Panthera tigris)

resting tiger


The tiger (panthera tigris) is one of the biggest and most fearsome predators in the world. The body bears black stripes against a reddish-orange to yellow background with a white belly. the pattern of stripes is unique for each individual (just like the fingerprints of human beings). The distinctive colour scheme of the tiger allows it to camouflage unseen in the forest.

Weight And Size

Geographical distribution


Social Behaviour

Ecological role

  • Tiger is a large carnivore at the apex of the food chain, acts as an umbrella species for conserving biodiversity of forested ecosystems.


Present Status in Red Data List