Welcome to Tigers in India
The Indian Tiger has perhaps attracted more vivid portrayals than any other species. If looked in the socio-religious context, this isn’t surprising at all. While the tiger has been traditionally associated with the Indian Goddess Durga, today it has also become a symbol of national pride. If Efforts for its conservation have been quite remarkable. In India, you can catch more than a glimpse of the Indian Tiger.
The Tiger Country
Historically, tigers lived in all the regions of India, from the snow-covered Himalayas at elevations of 10,000 feet, to the forests
of South India. Tigers may inhabit high-mountain terrain, dry tropical forests, humid evergreen frosts and mangrove swamps.
An adult tiger defends a large area from all other tigers of the same sex. The female’s territory must contain enough prey to support herself and her cubs. A male’s territory, additionally, must offer access to females with which to mate. Thus, a male’s territory overlaps with that of one to seven females. Male territories are always larger than those of females. But territory size varies enormously and is directly related to the abundance of prey in a given habitat. For instance, Indian tigers in prey-rich habitats defend quite small territories and female territories average just eight square miles.