Bengal Tiger

David Shepherd

davidshepherd bengal tiger
Bengal Tiger.
Signed Limited Edition print
Date of publication:- 2001.
Image Size:- 6" x 6"
Last edition in the cameo series
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Bengal Bengali: Bangla/Bongo, is a geopolitical, cultural and historical region in South Asia, specifically in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent at the apex of the Bay of Bengal,
predominantly covering present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
Geographically, it is made up by the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta system, the largest such formation in the world, along with mountains in its north bordering the Himalayan states of Nepal and Bhutan, and east bordering Myanmar.
Politically, Bengal is divided into Bangladesh to the east and the Indian state of West Bengal.
In the past, at the time of the Bengal Sultanate and colonial period,
this area included the states of modern day Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Manipur in India, and some parts of Myanmar or Burma (Rakhine State).
In 2011, the population of Bengal was estimated to be 250 million, making it one of the most densely populated regions in the world.
Among them, an estimated 160 million people live in Bangladesh and 91.3 million people live in West Bengal.
The predominant ethnolinguistic group is the Bengali people, who speak the Indo-Aryan Bengali language.
Bengali Muslims are the majority in Bangladesh, and Bengali Hindus are the majority in West Bengal.
The area was divided during partition of India, initially between India and East Pakistan.
The Bengal tiger is synonymous with this area, people travel from all over the world to come and see this magnificent animal.
Occasionally, male tigers participate in raising cubs, usually their own, but this is extremely rare and not always well understood.
In May 2015, Amur tigers were photographed by camera traps in the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve. The photos show a male Amur tiger pass by, followed by a female and three cubs within the span of about two minutes.
In Ranthambore, a male Bengal tiger raised and defended two orphaned female cubs after their mother had died of illness.
The cubs remained under his care, he supplied them with food, protected them from his rival and sister, and apparently also trained them.

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