Gavin Wilson
AP Environmental Science
March 13th, 2011

Siberian Tiger
Scientific Information

The Siberian Tiger also known as Amur, a Siberian tiger refers to the giant carnivores that mostly tend to survive in the coldest regions of our planet. It is the largest cat in the world, but is in danger of becoming extinct. These superb tigers are seen typically in southeastern Russia, especially in Siberia. Although they were seen in plenty in Korea, Mongolia, as well as China; illegal poaching has reduced their numbers here. Across the world, it is now accepted that some 350 to 400 tigers only survive in the forests and other 500 in the zoos. Majority of these animals are not currently held captive in the zoos all across the world. There are mainly hunted in there homeland of Russia, they are also highly hunted in Korea.In China, these tigers are usually killed for utilizing their costly skins and also for preparing a few medicines.The locals of Siberia identify these tigers as the animals of great respect. In fact, the Tungusic folks call them ‘Old Man’ or ‘Grandfather’, whereas the people of Nanai refer to them as

Basic Description:

These are beautiful, elegant, marvelous tigers that have been taken advantage of because of their fat and fur.Siberian Tigers are big animals covered in many muscles, they sometimes may weigh up to 850 pounds and be as long as 12ft. As per the type of tooth, their size changes anywhere between 1 and 3 inches, but the canines are the longest. Their fur allows them to survive in very cold weather conditions. This is up to 25 years. However, those living in the wild tend to live longer as compared to those in captivity. The color of their skin is pale orange coated with stripes in not pure black, but dark brown. However, there are also Siberian tigers in white coat with chocolate stripes
The Siberian shows its long fangs as it feels in danger. An ambush is soon to come.

The beauty of the white Siberian Tiger with black stripes.

Quick Facts :
  • -If there is a fight, these tigers caution the trespasser by rattling their tail well in advance.
  • -These wild cats require daily 20 pounds of meat and mostly prey on elk, deer, and pigs (wild ones). It is only on days of lack of food that they attack fish, frogs, fowls, and monkeys
  • -Only one out of every 10 of their attacks for food are successful.
  • -Only six events of eating men have been noticed in the 20th century.
  • -Their favorite food is brown bears.
  • -A Siberian Tiger can jump up to 23 feet.
  • -Tiger cubs are blind when they are born.

Siberian Tiger Diagram

Diagram of a Siberian Tiger explaining the positives, purposes and benefits of the way it is built.