Amur Tiger

The Siberian tiger is the largest of all the big cats.

The Siberian tiger is the largest of all the big cats. The tiger is a predominantly solitary creature, spending the majority of the year living and hunting alone. Generally, the tiger will occupy and defend a territory against intruders of the same sex. The male tiger has a larger territory that overlaps the territories of several females, with whom the male tiger will then mate.

Individual tigers mark the boundaries of their territory with urine and scrapes, and scent is sprayed onto trees, bushes and rock faces. Faeces and scrapes are also left along trails and in conspicuous places throughout the territory to advertise to other tigers that the area is occupied.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Facts about Amur tigers

The tiger, a member of the big cat family, has vanished from much of its former range, including the Caucasus/Caspian Sea region and the islands of Java and Bali. The South China tiger is critically endangered, with only an estimated 20-30 individuals remaining, and may be extinct in the wild.

Humans are the tiger’s most significant killer, as tigers are taken illegally for their bones and all other parts, for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Habitat destruction is now reaching critical levels, placing tigers under further threat from inbreeding. This initially means that cubs are born with deficient immune systems, then with internal organ problems, and finally with deformities. There are probably less than 2,500 left in the wild and they are being killed at an average of 1 ½ a day.

Meet Siberia

Siberia is a quieter, more complex character. She likes to quietly judge everything going on around, and is a professional stalker! Siberia is able to move silently and blend in with her surroundings until she pounces! Siberia’s favourite thing in the world is to shred a cardboard box into a thousand tiny pieces for her keepers to spend ages picking up!

Key Facts

Wild boar, deer, buffalo, monkeys, peacocks, hares and fish
Males: Up to 110 cm (43 inches) high
Life Span:
10 years wild - 20 years captivity
Mainland of Asia, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal
14 feet (including tail)
Male: Up to 300+ kilograms | Female: Up to 200 kilograms
Did you know?
Like human fingerprints, every tiger has a unique pattern of stripes that can be used to identify it!




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