Sunday fun Facts
This post is sponsored by SAASA and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Fun Facts about Siberian Tigers
Siberian Tiger Latin name: Panthera tigris altaica
DID YOU KNOW?
Since Siberian tigers inhabit such cold regions, an adult Siberian tiger will need at least 9 kilograms of food each day to survive (different in captivity).
When hunting, the Siberian tiger can make rapid attacks and run faster than 80 kilometres per hour.
The young tigers will stay with their mother until they are 3-5 years old.
While it generally displays dark orange skin, the coat turns dull brown in winter and the fur
also becomes shaggier.
The Siberian tiger measuring up to 4 metres (13 feet) in total length and weighing up to 300
kg (660 pounds)
It has an extended supple body standing on rather short legs with a fairly long tail.
To keep themselves from becoming cold in the winters, Siberian tigers have thicker fur coats
than tigers which live in southern Asia. They also have a thick layer of fat which helps keep
them warm. Siberian tigers have extra fur around their necks and paws which helps them
The Siberian tiger is still considered a critically endangered species with the primary threats
to its’ survival in the wild being poaching and habitat loss from intensive logging and
There are approximately less than 600 Siberian tigers remaining in the wild.
Amur tigers are endangered species.
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