Bengal Tigers at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tigers

Visit our tigers in Jungala®!

Visit one of the largest tiger subspecies at Tiger Lodge.

 

Native to Asia, Bengal tigers are one of the largest tiger subspecies, with males weighing nearly 500 pounds. An endangered species, tigers are poached for their bones and organs, which some cultures believe possess medicinal or healing properties in the powdered form.

 


Location: Jungala

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Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Florida's Tallest Launch Coaster.

Tigris

Take on Florida's tallest launch coaster with forward and backward launches, a 150-foot surge, and inverted roll - at more than 60 mph. 

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How big is a tiger?

Tigers are the largest existing member of the cat family. Male tigers can weigh up to 500 pounds and females can weigh up to 300 pounds. Tigers can also be 9-10 feet in length.

Where do tigers live?

Tigers live in a diverse array of habitats such as tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, grasslands, savannahs and rocky areas. The tiger population can be found in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Sumatra, Siberia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Do tigers swim?

Yes! Tigers, unlike many other cat species, readily enter water to cool themselves and in the pursuit of prey. They are powerful swimmers and capable of traversing lakes and rivers.