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What do tigers eat in the jungle?

Chittal - tiger prey - Photo by monojussi Tigers eat anything in the jungle - whatever they can catch. But tigers need large prey to survive long term. Here is a list of prey items from Nagarole NP in India, Royal Bardia NP in Nepal and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand, assessed from scats (feces). Tigers don't just live in jungle. They live in a wide variety of habitats including lowland evergreen forest, monsoonal forest, scrub oak, birch woods of Siberia (Siberian tiger) and the mangrove swamps of the Sundarbans (India and Bangladesh). The tiger is forced to live in these swamps (tidal salt marsh - largest in world). Tiger prey items in the above reserves: Chittal Hog deer Sambar Barking deer Gaur Barasingha (swamp deer) Wild pig Nilgai Chevrotain Hare Porcupine Hog badger Dhole Primates Lizards Of these the chittal is the most common prey. The sambar and barking deer are also common prey items. Prey items depend on the location. Ho


I made these posts some time ago. There will be some overlap with pages on this site. Tiger Facts - Compressed version of the above Tiger Description - the appearance of the tiger is well known but this page looks at it in detail plus a large format montage image in support. Interesting Facts About Tigers - a compressed version of the above Bengal Tiger   Bali Tiger Bengal Tiger Habitat Bengal tiger man eater Blue Tigers Caspian Tiger Indochinese Tiger Javan Tiger Malayan Tiger Sumatran Tiger Deforestation in Indonesia - this is a death sentence Sumatran tiger attacks Siberian Tiger Habitat Siberian Tiger Prey Profile Siberian Tiger Picture - slides, collage and description Siberian Tiger Endangered? Snow Tigers South China Tigers The South China Tiger Is Extinct Tiger Attack - focusing on the Sundarbans in Bangladesh Tigers Babies The Tigers of Bhutan Tiger patterns and stripes Tiger Farms Tige