Bengal tiger

Tigers are excellent at camouflage due to the striped pattern on their fur. The pattern is unique to each tiger and no two patterns are the same, just like humans and their fingerprints!

Fast Facts

  • Tigers are the largest members of the cat family.
  • Their retractable claws make them excellent climbers.
  • There are 8 subspecies of tigers but only 5 remain: Bengal tiger, South China tiger, Indochinese tiger, Sumatran tiger, and Siberian tiger.

Scientific name

Panthera tigris tigris
Range  Asia
Conservation status Endangered
Diet Carnivore
Zoo name(s) Savannah
Zoo location Cats

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The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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