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Siberian Tiger

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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.

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Siberian Tiger Translations

Czech Cesky
Tygr ussurijský
Danish Dansk
German Deutsch
Sibirischer Tiger
English English
Siberian Tiger, Amur Tiger
Spanish Español
Tigre Siberiano
Finnish Suomi
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
Dutch Nederlands
Siberische tijger
Norwegian Norsk
Polish Polski
Tygrys syberyjski
Portuguese Português
Tigre Siberiano
Romanian Româna
Tigru Siberian , Tigru Amur
Turkish Türkçe
Sibirya kaplanı
Chinese 中文

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Siberian Tiger Facts

Five groups that classify all living things...
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
A group of animals within a pylum...
A group of animals within a class...
A group of animals within an order...
A group of animals within a family...
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Panthera Tigris Altaica
The animal group that the species belongs to...
What kind of foods the animal eats...
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2.4m - 3.7m (7.8ft - 12ft)
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
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Orange, Black, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Favourite Food:Deer
The specific area where the animal lives...
Dense tropical forest
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Special Features:Striped fur and large powerful body

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