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The next few days I will be on limited wifi, so it may be a few days before I catch up with replies/messages/interactions, even if I manage to post a daily pic. Dont take it personally, I will try to catch up.
One of the main reasons people choose to go to Bardia National park, is it is one of the best chances of seeing the Royal Bengal tiger in Nepal. In the monsoon season I heard our chances were low, because there is water everywhere they dont need to come out of hiding to drink from the river like they do in the dry season. We waited at the most likely spot to see one, for about 3.5 hours and then luckily this guy came out and bathed in the water for a few minutes before walking back into the long grass.
The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a tiger population native to the Indian subcontinent. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2008, and was estimated at comprising fewer than 2,500 individuals by 2011. It is threatened by poaching, loss, and fragmentation of habitat. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within its range is considered large enough to support an effective population of more than 250 adult individuals. India's tiger population was estimated at 1,706–1,909 individuals in 2010. By 2014, the population had reputedly increased to an estimated 2,226 individuals. Around 440 tigers are estimated in Bangladesh, 163–253 tigers in Nepal and 103 tigers in Bhutan.
The Bengal tiger ranks among the biggest wild cats alive today. Bengal tigers weigh up to 325 kg (717 lb), and reach a head and body length of 320 cm (130 in). tiger bengaltiger wildlife wildlife_perfection wildlife_seekers wildlifeplanet wildlifeaddicts igscwildlife wildlifephoto exclusive_animals royalbengaltiger mammals predators ecology biology biodiversity endangered endangeredspecies nature sagetrillion nepal bardia bardiya nationalpark