Ranthambore Tiger in the wild
Although this might look like a tiger in a zoo (due to the background), I can assure you that it was in Ranthambore NP (Zone 2) in a small ravine. I have uploaded a few of my favorize tiger photos, but we were able to take hundreds - Ranthambore really is THE place for tigers.
The Bengal tiger is the most numerous tiger subspecies. Its populations have been estimated at 1,706–1,909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 163–253 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan.
Since 2010, it has been classified as an endangered species by the IUCN. The total population is estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend, and none of the ''Tiger Conservation Landscapes'' within the Bengal tiger's range is large enough to support an effective population size of 250 adult.. more