<p>Born in captivity, these two Bengal tiger youngsters will never be fit for release into the wild. Tiger cubs, like all young animals, enjoy play-fighting.</p> <p><b>Big Cats Initiative</b><br> <i>National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with the Big Cats Initiative, a comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.</i></p>

Play-Fighting Bengal Tigers

Born in captivity, these two Bengal tiger youngsters will never be fit for release into the wild. Tiger cubs, like all young animals, enjoy play-fighting.

Big Cats Initiative
National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with the Big Cats Initiative, a comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

Photograph by Michael Nichols

Tigers

See pictures of Bengal and Siberian tigers in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

Read This Next

Too hot to live: Millions worldwide will face unbearable temperatures

Soils found in Antarctica seem to contain no life

The complex situation for immunocompromised people and COVID-19 vaccines

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet