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The Caspian Tiger - Panthera tigris virgata

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Caspian Tiger

The Caspian tiger, Panthera tigris virgata, once ranged in Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Mongolia, and the Central Asiatic area of Russia and probably went extinct in the 1950s. Three tiger subspecies are considered to have become extinct in the past 70 years, the Bali, Caspian and Javan tigers.

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris virgata
Range: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Mongolia, and the Central Asiatic area of Russia
Average Weight:
  Female: 85-135kg (187 - 297 pounds)
  Male: 170-240kg (374 - 528 pounds)
Size (Length):
  Female: 2400-2600mm (8'-0" - 8'-6")
  Male: 2700-2950mm (9'-0" - 9'-8")
Diet: All tigers are carnivorous. Tiger prey consists mostly of pigs, deer, antelope, buffalo and other large mammals, although tigers have been known to hunt smaller mammals and birds.
Gestation Period: 100-110 Days (Most Average 103 Days)
Cub Maturity: 18 months - 2 years
Cubs Per Litter: (Usually 2-3 cubs) Cubs are born blind and weigh 2-3 pounds.
Lifespan: Tigers live for 10-15 Years
Predators: Unknown, Man
Social Structure: Solitary (except during Mating Season)
Territory Size: Unknown. Today tigers occur in parts of India, Manchuria, China, Indonesia and Russia (Siberia).
Conservation Status: Extinct since the 1950's.


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