Author 'Boucher Marc dit de Meilh' (Id 197507 ) : The Bengal tiger 'royal Bengal Tiger' (Panthera tigris tigris) At the edge of his pond, the Bengal tiger is getting more and more nervous in my presence. I met him at the Parc de la Tête d'or in Lyon. This species is to protect seriously, because she is, more or less, on the verge of extinction. By backup programs, and protection, the indian Government has created national Parks to protect and allow a reproduction of the indian Tiger, which went from 1850 heads in 1972 to 4000 tigers in 1984. In India, its population has now reached, in 2007, 1411 individuals. There are still a lot of work to be done and an analysis of the figures specific to submit to the interested... Ph : Marc de Meilhan Butcher.