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This is a close up photo of Axl, our male Bengal Tiger
at our Animal Discovery Zoo watching his sister,
Kisa roam the parameter of their habitat. I edited this
photo to make him appear in the wild, where I would
have liked to have seen him.
The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most
numerous tiger subspecies. The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) and weighing up to 306 kg (670 lb). It is the third largest land carnivore (behind only the Polar bear and the Brown bear). Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with lighter underside. It has exceptionally stout teeth, and the canines are the longest among living felids with a crown height of as much as 74.5 mm (2.93 in) or even 90 mm (3.5 in). In zoos, tigers have lived for 20 to 26 years, which also seems to be their longevity in the wild. They are territorial and generally solitary but social animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey requirements. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on Earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans.
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January 25th, 2013
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