The moment a two-year-old girl came face to face with a 370lb Bengal tiger.

The moment a two-year-old girl came face to face with a 370lb Bengal tiger.

Tigers love water and are excellent swimmers. Here, in the Sundarbans National Park in India, tigers live in mangrove swamps and forests, sharing their habitat with saltwater crocodiles. (Neelsky/ Shutterstock)

Tigers love water and are excellent swimmers. Here, in the Sundarbans National Park in India, tigers live in mangrove swamps and forests, sharing their habitat with saltwater crocodiles. (Neelsky/ Shutterstock)

Bengal Tiger: The Bengal tiger is a large, striped cat from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma. It lives in a variety of habitats, including rainforests and dense grasslands. The Bengal tiger can live to about 18 years in captivity, and probably a few years less in the wild. Bengal tigers are mostly solitary, but sometimes travel in groups of 3 or 4. These tigers are in danger of extinction due to over-hunting by poachers.

Bengal Tiger: The Bengal tiger is a large, striped cat from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma. It lives in a variety of habitats, including rainforests and dense grasslands. The Bengal tiger can live to about 18 years in captivity, and probably a few years less in the wild. Bengal tigers are mostly solitary, but sometimes travel in groups of 3 or 4. These tigers are in danger of extinction due to over-hunting by poachers.

Look out for the Bengal tiger while on a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park

Look out for the Bengal tiger while on a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park

Bengal Tiger Habitat | Bengal Tiger: The beautiful big cat of South Asia | The Lovely Planet

Bengal Tiger Habitat | Bengal Tiger: The beautiful big cat of South Asia | The Lovely Planet

Bengal tiger, Kanha National Park, India

Bengal tiger, Kanha National Park, India

Only 100 Bengal Tigers Left in Famed Sundarbans : Discovery News http://whtc.co/68qx

Only 100 Bengal Tigers Left in Famed Sundarbans : Discovery News http://whtc.co/68qx

A Female Albino Bengal Tiger is photographed in it's natural habitat after being rescued from threatening conditions.  She is now housed in Out Of Africa, in Cottonwood, Arizona. The white tiger is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger, which is reported in the wild from time to time in States of India like Assam, Bengal, Bihar and especially in the former State of Rewa.

A Female Albino Bengal Tiger is photographed in it's natural habitat after being rescued from threatening conditions. She is now housed in Out Of Africa, in Cottonwood, Arizona. The white tiger is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger, which is reported in the wild from time to time in States of India like Assam, Bengal, Bihar and especially in the former State of Rewa.

BENGAL TIGER - Panthera tigris tigris.   The strongest living land creatures on Earth, measured by their power to weight ratio. There are nine tiger subspecies; three of which are extinct while the other six are endangered due to hunting and the destruction of their habitats. A group of tigers is called a “streak” or an “ambush”.  Photo: MARTIN HARVEY / GALLO IMAGES / CORBIS

BENGAL TIGER - Panthera tigris tigris. The strongest living land creatures on Earth, measured by their power to weight ratio. There are nine tiger subspecies; three of which are extinct while the other six are endangered due to hunting and the destruction of their habitats. A group of tigers is called a “streak” or an “ambush”. Photo: MARTIN HARVEY / GALLO IMAGES / CORBIS

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