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Siberian Tiger


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Amur Tiger at Colchester Zoo
Amur Tiger at Colchester Zoo
Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger
The Siberian tiger (also known as the Amur and the Ussuri tiger) is a large subspecies of tiger, found throughout western and central Asia. The Siberian tiger is the largest species of tiger in the world closely followed by the Bengal tiger, found on the Indian subcontinent.

The Siberian tiger was once found across central and western Asia and throughout Russia, but conflict and deforestation has made the Siberian tiger extinct in much of its native habitat. Today the Siberian tiger's range is restricted to parts of eastern Siberia where it is now a protected species.

The Siberian tiger is considered to be the largest subspecies of tiger, although recent reports suggest that the Bengal tiger is on average, larger than the Siberian tiger. The Siberian tiger has thick fur to keep it warm during the bitter Siberian winter, that can grow to 4 inches long on its neck and tummy.

In parts of Siberia where the range of the Siberian tiger's habitat overlaps that of other large predators such as bears and wolves, the Siberian tiger is known to be a more dominant predator either chasing off or killing its competitors.

The Siberian tiger is a dominant and carnivorous predator, hunting its prey by stalking it until the Siberian tiger has the opportunity to catch it off guard. Siberian tigers primarily hunt larger mammals including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats.

Due to the size and power of the Siberian tiger, it has no natural predators in its native environment. Humans that hunt the Siberian tiger and habitat loss are the only threats to the Siberian tiger.

After a gestation period of 3 to 4 months, the female Siberian tiger gives birth to up to 5 cubs. Newborn Siberian tiger cubs weigh about 1 kg (2 lb) and are blind and helpless. The mother feeds them milk for about 2 months and then the Siberian tiger cubs are introduced to meat. Siberian tiger cubs depend on their mother for the first 18 months and then they start hunting on their own.

Today, due to habitat loss caused by deforestation, and hunting by human poachers, the Siberian tiger is considered to be an endangered species. Despite being the largest of all the tiger species, there are thought to be less than 500 Siberian tigers left in the wild.


Siberian Tiger Comments (26)

nellie

"Are these animals are right.I hope they are okay because if they are not my cousin will come there maybe if not then i hope they will get better if there sick. sincerley, nellie"

ANDREI LOIKO

"ARE SIBERIAN TIGERS ARE the MOST ENGANGERED SPEIES OF TIGERS. "

Smiff

"The reason behind the current theory the Bengal tiger is larger Is mainly due to the massive reduction in number and subsequent genetic bottleneck of the current Amur tiger. Should the numbers return I would expect to see the Amur return as the true largest specie of cat on the planet. Unfortunately they will probably die out in the wild way before this. Heartbreaking really. "

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Siberian Tiger Translations

Czech Cesky
Tygr ussurijský
 
Danish Dansk
Amurtiger
 
German Deutsch
Sibirischer Tiger
 
English English
Siberian Tiger, Amur Tiger
 
Spanish Español
Tigre Siberiano
 
Finnish Suomi
Siperiantiikeri
 
French Français
Tigre de Sibérie, Tigre de l'Amour
 
Galician Galego
Tigre Siberiano
 
Hebrew עִבְרִית
טיגריס סיבירי
 
Croatian Hrvatski
Sibirski tigar
 
Hungarian Magyar
Szibériai tigris
 
Japanese 日本語
アムールトラ
 
Dutch Nederlands
Siberische tijger
 
Norwegian Norsk
Sibirtiger
 
Polish Polski
Tygrys syberyjski
 
Portuguese Português
Tigre Siberiano
 
Romanian Româna
Tigru Siberian , Tigru Amur
 
Turkish Türkçe
Sibirya kaplanı
 
Chinese 中文
東北虎
 

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Siberian Tiger Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Mammalia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Carnivora
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Felidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Panthera
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Panthera Tigris Altaica
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Mammal
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2.4m - 3.7m (7.8ft - 12ft)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
100kg - 350kg (220lbs - 770lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
96km/h (60mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
18 - 25 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Endangered
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Orange, Black, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Fur
Favourite Food:Deer
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Dense tropical forest
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
3
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Human
Special Features:Striped fur and large powerful body

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