What is the current Bengal tiger population?

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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.

The Bengal tiger is mainly found in India, with smaller populations present in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, China and Myanmar. It has the highest population numbers of all tiger subspecies. This is a result of conservation efforts that were started in the 1970s. The Bengal tiger is also found in the mangroves of the Sundarbans, an area shared between Bangladesh and India.

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there are 2301 Bengal tigers left in the world.
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There are only approximately 5,000 to 7,400 tigers left in the wild.
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The carnivorous Bengal tiger mainly hunts large-hoofed animals. Common prey includes wild ox, Indian bison, and Sambar deer. Less often they may prey on water buffalo, antelope and
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because they are tigers.
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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Panthera Species: Panthera tigris
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