Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tiger’s in India

Even though this is the most 'common' tiger, these tigers are under severe force from both habitat destruction and poaching. In 1972, India launched a huge wildlife conservation project, known as Project Tiger, to care for the depleting statistics of tigers in India. The project helped raise the population of these tigers from 1,200 in the 1970s to 3,000 in the 1990s and is considered as one of the most successful wildlife conservation programs. At least one Tiger Reserve has lost its full tiger population to poaching. Males in the wild generally weight 205 to 227 kg (450–500 lb), while the average female will weigh about 141 kg. However, the northern Indian and the Nepalese Bengal tigers are invented to be somewhat bulkier than those found in the south of the Indian Subcontinent, with males averaging around 520 lbs (236 kg).

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