Bengal tigers are found primarily in India, with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar. At nearly 10 feet tall when standing on its hind legs, and weighing up to 550lbs, the Bengal is one of the largest "big cats".
The main threat to the Bengal is the illegal wildlife trade. Despite the ban on tiger trade in 1993, demand for tigers as status symbols, decorative items, and folk cures has increased dramatically, leading to a new poaching crisis. Read more here.