The exotic looking animal in this case that can't be found in the Amazon is the Bengal tiger. The Bengal tiger is an animal that has lived primarily in India. Smaller populations are in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar. Now it is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with more than 2,500 left in the wild. Today, due to (1) habitat loss caused by deforestation and (2) hunting by human poachers, the Bengal tiger is an endangered species. This belief is held despite the fact that the Bengal tiger is the most common of the species.

According to the World Wildlife Fund and Global Tiger Forum, in April 2018, there were just an estimated 3,990 wild tigers, mostly in Asia, up from an estimated worldwide tiger population of 3,200 that existed in 2010.

The Bengal tiger is the national animal of India, a place where its image is part of the traditions and the culture. The morphology of the tiger is imposing. It is a mammal with thick legs, strong teeth and jaws, and a coat with a characteristic coloration pattern. Its skin shows a yellow to light orange color that in the belly and the internal areas of the legs becomes white or cream. Black, gray, or brown stripes run vertically down its body before the tail, where they become rings. There is also a rare variant of the Bengal tiger. Due to a genetic mutation, some specimens exhibit a white coat with dark stripes and blue eyes, but it is important to know that they are not albino tigers, just a genetic variety.

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