World Conservation and Wildlife Trust

Fighting to protect the World's Marine Life, Wildlife, Biodiversity and Population.

Bengal Tiger

This tiger is the most common tiger and found mainly in India and Bangladesh; it is also known as the Royal Bengal tiger. Its types of habitat has a large variation: grasslands, tropical and subtropical rainforests, mangroves, wet and dry deciduous forests and scrub forests. Males are usually around 205-227 kg and females at 141 kg; however northern Bengal tigers happen to be heavier than the south. Conservationists at first believed the population was 2,000 however the Indian Government's National Tiger Conservation Authority more recently estimated it to around 1,411 left. 

They suffer from endless poaching despite attempts to stop it by Indian officials, a reserve of tigers has already lost their entire population and many will follow soon. 


Indochinese Tiger

The Indochinese tiger (Corbett's tiger), is found in Cambodia, Lao, Vietnam, Thailand and China. These tigers are smaller and a darker colour than their close cousins - the Bengal tiger. A typical male would weigh about 150 kg to 190 kg while typical females would be at 110-140 kg. The preferred habitat is forests in hilly or mountainous regions. There are estimates of roughly only 1,200-1,800 left and only a few hundred of that is in the wild.

These species suffer from primary prey depletion from poaching and poaching of themselves, habitat fragmentation and inbreeding; of the Vietnam population has been wiped out as stock for Chinese pharmacies.