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Eyes of the tiger

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A young bengal tiger giving me 'the look' (before lunch) at Shenzhen safari park, China.

 

Primarily found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Tibet, the Bengal tiger is one of the largest and the most common tiger subspecies. They live in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, subtropical and tropical rainforest's, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous forests and mangroves.

 

Upto 310cm long, weighing upto 240kgs, it is estimated that there are only 4,500 of these animals left, with around 3,000 of them living in India. This was one of two young tigers, a couple of years old, looking at us (licking their teeth!) as we walked past!

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Taken on September 9, 2007