Unique 7 Types of Tigers Found in India

Among the 53 tiger reserves of India, Below is the list of types of tigers found in India. They are actually not a distinct species but only defined by Characteristics and habitat. The white tiger is pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger, Black Bengal tiger is due to pseudo-melanism and Golden Tiger is rare colour variation.

Orange Tiger – Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh


Orange Tigers are the real Bengal Tiger with yellow – orange in color with black stripes. Madhya Pradesh is home to 6 tiger reserves for protection and conservation of Bengal tigers in their natural habitats.

White Tiger – Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu


Wildlife Photographer extremely rare white tiger in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve in 2017. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is the largest protected forest area in India and covering list of wildlife sanctuary and national parks.

However there are many zoo in India where one can easily spot white tiger in captivity and there is White Tiger Safari in Mukundpur.

Golden Tiger – Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, Assam


Kaziranga National Park of Assam is well known for Indian rhinoceroses but now also world famous for Golden Tiger. It is the only place in India and the world, where a Golden tiger was spotted in the wild.

Black Tiger – Similipal Tiger Reserve, Odisha


Similipal Tiger Reserve is the only place in the world where black tigers are found in the wild and for picturesque tourism destinations like Barehipani, Joranda, Sitakund, and Lulung.

How many Black Tiger Found in India ?


According to Indian Forest Officer, there are 10 melanistic/black Tigers in India, All are found in Similipal Tiger Reserve of Odisha, The Odisha forest is also known for the black panther in India along with White Tigers in Nandankanan Zoological Park.

Swamp Tiger – Sunderban Tiger Reserve, West Bengal


Sunderban Tiger Reserve is the only mangrove forest in the world where Swamp Tigers are found in good numbers. The Sundarbans is part of the Ganges Delta, covered by mangrove forest and also home to the largest salt water crocodiles.

Snow Tiger – Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh


Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the 8 Wildlife Sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh and home to rarest snow tigers of India. A camera trap shown first-ever evidence of snow tigers in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.

Terai Tiger – Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh


The Terai Tiger are very unique in terms of appearance, size and behaviour. Terai belt of marshy grasslands and one of the most famous tigers reserve in Uttar Pradesh along with Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. Terai region of Uttar Pradesh was declared a Tiger Reserve as part of Terai Tiger Project, to rescue leopards and tigers involved in conflict situations.

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