Bengal tiger :: Tigre de Bengala

Tigers are really impressive animals and recently a customer asked me if I could make a tiger brooch. I immediately said yes and the result was a charming tiger!

The Bengal tiger is a strong hunter, very territorial that hunts mostly at night. His diet consists exclusively of meat, and conflicts with humans have always been very common as their habitats overlap. They enjoy open grasslands and tropical mangroves where their stripes provide camouflage among the tall grass. Unlike other cats, they really enjoy being in the water cooling off or swimming.

Currently it is estimated that there are about 2500 Bengal tigers in the wild and they are an endangered species. The main threats are conflict with humans and poaching. You can learn more about them here.

Os tigres são animais impressionantes e recentemente recebi um pedido para fazer uma pregadeira tigre. Aceitei de imediato e o resultado é um tigre encantador!

O tigre de Bengala é um caçador poderoso, muito territorial que caça sobretudo à noite. A sua dieta é exclusivamente carnívora, e os conflitos com humanos sempre aconteram como consequência de viverem nos mesmos locais. Os tigres gostam de pradarias e mangais onde as suas riscas servem de camuflagem entre as ervas altas. Ao contrário de outros felinos, adoram estar na água a refrescarem-se ou a nadar.

Estima-se que hoje em dia existam cerca de 2500 tigres de Bengala selvagens e são uma espécie em perigo. As principais ameaças são o conflito com seres humanos e a caça furtiva. Podem descobrir mais sobre eles aqui.

Work in progress: the basic shape with the front left leg evolves into a full tiger

Happy mail: the tiger in its packaging and the illustration on the envelope

The Bengal tiger brooch posing for the photograph

“Not only was the Tiger produced in a relatively quick turnaround, he is also amazing to look at. The packaging (little note, wrapping and the picture on the envelope) all show how much attention to detail Creatureshire puts into the product.” S.M.

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