Siberian tigers are the largest subspecies of tigers and also the least numerous. They live in Siberia, far from human habitation in dense forests and swampy lowlands. This habitat makes it hard for people to see them, but their tracks are easy to find because they are so big.
There is more to learn about the Siberian Tiger, and the information below will be helpful;
Characteristics of the Siberian Tiger
- The Siberian tiger is the largest of all subspecies of the tiger.
- Male Siberian Tigers weigh 160-190kg, and females 110-130kg.
- The length of their body averages between 2 and 3 meters.
- They have straight to slightly rounded backs, a large head, and large roundish ears with cartilaginous tips.
- The coat is predominantly black and tan with a dark brown muzzle and neck, a golden-brown chest, whitish belly and dark legs.
- The coat color depends on the amount of sunlight received by their habitat.
- This cat is also known as Amur Himalayan Tiger.
- Siberian Tigers have a life span of 10 to 15 years in the wild and more than 20 years in captivity.
Interesting Facts about the Siberian Tiger
- The Siberian tiger is the heaviest subspecies of tigers.
- It lives in mountain forests in Russia and China.
- The Siberian tiger has heavy bones, especially the skull and vertebrae, because of its diet of bone marrow, muscle meat and fat.
- It can reach 5 meters in length.