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Bengal Tiger Niche

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Transcript of Bengal Tiger Niche

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Service provided
The bengal tiger helps its community by controling the population of other animals that it can catch.
How the service is provided
It controls the population of the other animals it catches by hunting down and killing them.
Payoff received
By killing the animals in its community such as oxen, buffalo, and wild boars it receives energy.
Resources used to help provide the service
The Bengal tiger uses its surroundings such as tall grass to sneak up on prey.
Special adaptations
Some adaptations that the bengal tiger has are its powerful jaws that clamp down on victims, putting them in a vice-like grip. And teeth that rip prey to shreds within seconds.
Ecological niche
Ecological niche is the status of an organism within its environment and community(affecting its survival as a species).
The stripes are primarily meant for camouflage, as the tiger must blend into its habitat if it is to ambush prey.
Location
Bengal tigers live in India and are sometimes called Indian tigers.They mainly inhabit forest and grassland biomes in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
"Work"
Mating Season takes place In tropical climates, mostly from around November to April; during the winter months in temperate regions.The Bengal Tiger Hunts both at night and during the day.
Organisms depended on
Bengal tigers depend on female tigers for reproduction.
Special habits exhibited
The Bengal Tiger is a Carnivore.The bengal tiger is not a herbivore but is a keystone species as it controls the population of other animals.This shows its mutualism.
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Bengal Tigers have been known to take other predators, such as leopards, wolves, jackals, foxes, crocodiles, Asiatic black bears, sloth, bears, and dholes as prey, although these predators are not typically a part of their diet.
Competition
The Bengal tigers' rival predators are mainly leopards, wild dogs, and bears.
Commensalism
Many tigers contain small bacterium inside of their anuses that feed on digested matter during excrementation. This is an example of commensalism because the bacterium receive nourishment from the tiger's feces, where the tiger receives nothing in return
Parasitism
Bengal tigers are not parasites.But Tigers have parasites,Some examples of parasites that would live on a tiger would be fleas, ticks, and worms.
Cooperation
Bengal tigers have been seen to cooperate while hunting with other tigers.
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A tiger can eat 100 pounds of meat a night! Compare that to 400 hamburgers! They need a lot of food because they go days between meals.
You can hear a tiger roar over a mile away!
Tigers have round pupils and yellow irises (except for the blue eyes of white tigers). Due to a retinal adaptation that reflects light back to the retina, the night vision of tigers is six times better than that of humans.
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