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Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish!
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Airdate Tuesday, March 16, 2010 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 (DVD)
Sunday, April 1, 2012 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 4
Episode 7
Written by Juan Carlos Perez
Storyboard by:
Jose Silverio
Kuni Tomita
Ysty Veluz
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous All Aboard the Giant Panda Express! (airing order)
Leaping Lemurs (production order)
Next Leaping Lemurs (airing order)
Diego Saves the Beavers (production order)

Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish! is the 7th episode of Go, Diego, Go! from Season 4.

In production order, it's the 10th episode of Season 4.

Characters present[]


Diego goes to India to help his animal friends after a big rainstorm. He meets a Bengal Tiger, who needs Diego's help to get to the Wishing Tree to be reunited with his mother.


In the forests of India, after a big rainstorm, Diego responds to the distress calls of a bengal tiger named Benji, who was caught in a wire, and rescues it. Diego pledges to help this lost tiger achieve his wish to get back to his mother at the magical Wishing Tree. Following Click's directions, they journey to the Wishing Tree, helping several animals along the way.

Diego and Benji help some baby parrots, after Benji climbs their tree and removes some branches that have fallen over the baby parrots' nest. The rescued birds subsequently wish that the sun would shine, so that the flowers would open. After swimming across the wild and wavy river, Diego and Benji help a mother duck by scaring away two mugger crocodiles menacing her riverside nest with hatching duckling eggs. Mama Duck subsequently wishes the river would calm down, so her babies could go swimming.

At the Tiger Temple, they meet Shanti, a fellow animal rescuer, who has always had a wish to open a tiger reserve. They also assist a little tiger to find its way out of the temple, who wishes that there were more tigers to play with. Diego and Benji get to the Wishing Tree, where Benji's mother's wish to see Benji again is granted. Benji (whose original wish was the same as his mother's wish) is allowed to make an additional wish, and he wishes that the wishes made by all of their new friends that they made along their journey were granted. All the animals' wishes come true, concluding with Shanti and Diego pledging, and then building, a tiger reserved at the Wishing Tree, to provide a safe place for all of the tigers to live.

Bengal Tiger Sound[]

Roar! Roar!


Bengal Tiger Facts[]

  • Bengal tigers have black stripes, not spots like jaguars.
  • Bengal tigers climb using sharp claws, not sticky toes like red-eyed tree frogs.
  • Bengal tigers need to live in forests with trees (mostly in Southern India), not on snowy mountains (like the Himalayas) because they're too cold.
  • Bengal tigers are what crocodiles are afraid of.

Episode Events[]

  • Diego helped the Bengal tigers by creating a reserve for them, not taking them to the city.

Trees found by Click[]

  • Teak tree
  • Tulip tree
  • Wishing Tree


  • This episode introduces Shanti, who would reappear in Diego's International Rescue League.
  • Diego doesn't use Rescue Pack in this episode.
  • Dora doesn't appear in this episode "in person" (just like Journey to Jaguar Mountain in Diego's photo book and Sammy's Valentine where she only appears in a picture on Diego's valentine). However, she does in a flashback at the end (where Diego talks about that the more one knows about animals, the more they can help protect them). This will happen again when Diego shows a picture of her (Dora) and her siblings in To Babysit a Bobo.
  • Instead of looking for animals and/or their sounds, Click looks for various trees until she finds the Wishing Tree.
  • This could be Diego's version of the episodes Little Star and Boots' Banana Wish because they involve someone trying to make a wish on something.

Go, Diego, Go! Season 4
Diego Reunites Hippo and Oxpecker | Diego's Orangutan Rescue | Where is Okapi's Brother? | Puffin Fish Adventure | Diego and Dora Help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival * | All Aboard the Giant Panda Express! | Diego's Ringed Seal Rescue | Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish! | Leaping Lemurs | Diego Saves the Beavers | Ocean Animal Rescuer | Welcome Home, Lion Cub! | Diego's International Rescue League
* - Denotes held-back episode