In addition to being home to 2/3rd of the population of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros in the World, Kaziranga National Park is also known for its population of Indian Tigers. Kaziranga National Park was declared as the Kaziranga Tiger Reserve in 2007 and since then there has been no turning back for its glory as Kaziranga has always seen a growth in its population of tigers. At present, Kaziranga National Park has the highest population density of tigers in any protected area in the World and has the third largest population of tigers in India. The tiger species of Kaziranga National Park are mostly the Royal Bengal Tigers concentrated in the Agoratoli Safari range of the park. With a huge population of buffaloes, swamp deers, deers, hog deers, wild boars the tigers of Kaziranga National Park are never to go hungry and this has ensured a thriving population of tiger numbers here at Kaziranga National Park.
Interestingly, all tigers have a unique stripe pattern very much similar to the human fingerprints and this helps to differentiate the tigers of Kaziranga National Park. Kaziranga has a tiger population of 111 as per the census of 2017. With only around 2500 surviving species, the Bengal Tiger of Kaziranga National Park are highly endangered and have been classified in the IUCN list.
A full grown Indian Tiger species of Kaziranga National Park can be up to 11 feet in length and can weigh up to 700 pounds. With an athletic designed body that can cut through wind in a wink makes the Indian Tigers at Kaziranga National Park amazing hunters. Both male and female tigers are adept hunters and with the muscular build these tigers can even bring down a prey much larger than their size like the Asiatic Water Buffaloes of Kaziranga National Park. The Indian Tigers of Kaziranga National Park have very powerful jaws with razor sharp teeth that can tear open flesh of other animals like knife cutting through butter and with 30 of these the tigers of Kaziranga National Park are real beasts. Even the tiger claws are very sharp and can cut through the tough hide of animal skins. There are fine claws in each foot of the Indian Tigers of Kaziranga National Park that allow them to grip the prey very easily.
The Royal Bengal Tigers of Kaziranga National Park survive here because of the easy availability of prey, water and adequate jungle cover. Primarily flesh eaters, these tigers of Kaziranga National Park feed on spotted deers, deers, swamp deers, sambar deers, wild boards, buffaloes, etc. The tigers at times even feed on the young ones of the elephants and rhinos but are extremely careful as these young ones are often in a huge herd and the chances of putting its life at risk is more when the tigers invades such territory because the horn of the rhino and the tusks of the elephants are strong enough to pierce a hole in the body of the Indian tigers at Kaziranga National Park. So they find it easier to hunt in the comfort zone where they continuously stalk their prey and bring it own with powerful bite on the neck on the prey. Indian Tigers of Kaziranga National Park can consume up to 40 kg of meat at a time.
Tiger Sighting in Kaziranga Eastern Range (Agaratoli)