Bengal Tiger Skull, Male BC-289
Panthera tigris tigris
13 ½" L x 9 ½" W x 6 ½" H 34.4L x 24.2W x 16.3H (cm)
The Bengal tiger is the most plentiful of the subspecies of tiger. Native to India and Bangladesh, even its numbers are estimated at only a few thousand. Males weigh from 450 to 500 pounds, putting them among the heaviest of the big cats (a category including other subspecies, lions, leopards, and jaguars). The dark stripes against their reddish brown coat help camouflage them as they stalk their prey. Tigers are solitary creatures. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).