- DISTRIBUTION : India Bangladesh Nepal Bhutan China and Myanmar.
- HABITAT : Lives in varied habitats like humid evergreen forests dry open jungle grassy swamps of the terai and mangrove swamps of Sundarbans.
- BEHAVIOUR AND FOOD HABIT : Nocturnal and crepuscular in habit, excellent swimmer, usually hunts between sunset and dawn. May be able to cover long distance to hunt the prey. Carnivores, feed upon a broad range of large to small preys. In absence of natural prey, it may adopt cattle lifting and man eating habit.
- FOOD SERVED HERE : Buffalo Meat.
- BRIEF DESCRIPTION :
1. BODY LENGTH- 120 to 170 cm in average
2. BODY WEIGHT- 180 to 258 kg in Male 100 to 160 kg in Female.
3. BODY COLOUR - Pelage colour is yellow to light orange with stripes ranging from dark brown to black the belly and the interior parts of the limbs are white and the tail is orange with black rings.
- LIFE-SPAN : About 23 years in captivity
- THREAT : Habitat loss hunting and poaching trade for tiger derivatives.
- CONSERVATION STATUS : Schedule of W P Act 1972 IUCN Red List 2016 3.1 Endangered