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moved. Indiginous to eastern Russia, NE China and parts
of N. Korea, the Siberian Tiger
is the largest
of all of the living cats! Adult males have been
over 1000 lbs with the norm being around 650 lbs.
Female Siberian Tigers are considerably smaller,
tipping the scales at 350 pounds.
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In addition to
being a heavy bulky cat, this subspecies is long!
Head to tail measurements recorded over ten and a
half feet (10.5'). Altaicia's orange coat is paler
than that of the other four living subspecies. With
widely spaced brown stripes vs. the narrowly spaced
dark black stripes found on the other subspecies.
The Siberian Tiger also possesses a white belly and
chest with a dense ruff of white fur around its neck.
In the wild, this cat primarily hunts wild boar and
elk. Due to the fact that their prey lives in varying
and scattered densities; the Siberian Tiger requires
large territories. An adult male cat will roam a
territory up to 400 square miles. Females tend to
inhabit a smaller home range size of 160 square miles.
Still an extremely large piece of land! As with other
endangered species, if humanity does not protect
the tiger's wild habitat; then there will be no "tigers
in the wild"! As you can see from the above-mentioned
numbers, these cats REQUIRE extremely large areas
of natural unimproved land to survive. Without significant
protection of habitat these animals will surely only
survive in zoos. We all need to come together "Globally" to
protect the tiger and its endangered co-inhabitants!
This must start with land conservation.
As of now, wild populations are estimated around 350
to 410 animals. However, another 490 individuals are
managed in various conservation programs like the SSP
(Species Survival Program).
As you can see, this is a truly remarkable and majestic
animal that deserves protecting! We sincerely hope
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