Bengal tigers typically live for 10 to 16 years, depending on whether they are living in the wild or in captivity. Captive tigers live longer, as they are protected from many natural threats and provided a steady supply of food and medical care.
Bengal tigers are just one of several subspecies of tiger. It is not known if or how their lifespan differs from other tigers, but a lifespan of eight to 10 years in the wild is typical for the species. In captivity, most die in their teens. The longest-lived tiger ever on record was a Bengal tiger. The animal, named Guddu, lived in a zoo in India and died at the age of 26.Learn More
There are fewer than 2,500 Bengal tigers in the wild as of 2013. Bengal tigers are on the endangered animals list because hunting and forest destruction has decimated their numbers in the wild. They are hunted for trophies and for their body parts, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine.Full Answer >
The life span of Siberian tigers varies depending on whether they are raised in captivity or live in the wild; wild Siberian tigers can live to be 10 to 15 years old, while those raised in captivity can live to be 20. Many factors contribute to the longevity of these tigers, including their access to food and water and the presence or absence of disease and biological defects within a given population.Full Answer >
According to National Geographic, Bengal tigers have an average lifespan of eight to 10 years in the wild. In captivity they have a lifespan of up to 18 years.Full Answer >
Bengal tigers can be found in tropical forests and grassland biomes in India, China, Indonesia, Siberia and Bangladesh. They are at home in mangroves and tropical rainforests throughout continental Asia.Full Answer >