Beautiful and enigmatic, the Bengal Tiger attracts wildlife fans from all over the world to take part in Tiger tours. There are lots about them to intrigue and enlighten, and learning more about their own lives can help us to love and comprehend all of them the better.
- Courtship and Breeding
The majestic large cat’s roar is An awe-inspiring seem to hear at any moment, but those who have been taking Tiger tours while the animals are courting might have the ability to hear a whole selection of sounds – normally, men will exude wide-reaching howls to signal they are interested in finding a mate, and females will respond with calls of their own. Once a pair has discovered each other, they engage in a courtship dancing, where they may smell each other, rub against each other and purr. Tigers have the ability to mate all year round, but this most often occurs between late November and early April. The man departs after conception – frequently to look for another partner – while the female carries her mess for a gestation period of around 16 weeks. The female then seeks a den in which to give birth.
- Young Life
A female typically gives birth a few cubs, occasionally as many as six, which are born blind and has to rely upon their mother entirely for the first couple weeks of their lives. They remain in the den for about eight weeks, shielded by their own mother both from the world at large and any departure men who may kill the cubs so as to create the female fertile again. As they grow, they learn to fight through play with one another and their mother, and then to interact with the world around them as she brings them out of the den to get longer and longer periods at a time, tiger tours are large enough to travel together and learn how to hunt. Although cub sightings on Tiger tours are not as common as adult sightings, careful observers have reported seeing the young in the wild at this point in their life cycle. At around 18 months old they become independent, but usually stay with their mother until around 2 and half years.
After leaving their mothers, they have to establish their own territories. By the time they reach sexual maturity around 3-4 years for females and 4-5 years for men – a thriving young adult cat will have its own assortment of around 70 square kilometres, and it is while travelling through those territories which they can frequently be sighted on Tiger tours.