Siberian (Amur) Tiger Facts
Also referred to as Amur Tigers, these felines are currently only found within the Sikhote Alin mountain range, with a small population in the Primorye Province of Russian Far East. They formerly stretched across Korea, north-eastern China, east Mongolia and the Russian Far East. But despite conservation attempts, hunting and encroaching into their natural habitats has indicated that the population, as of 2015, is no higher than the 560's with only one hundred likely cubs. Similar to the Bengal tiger, the Siberian tiger is an enormous big cat. They are known to weigh an average of 100 lbs more than a male lion, with weights up to 318 kg (701 lbs) and an estimated average length of 200 - 450 cm (79 - 179 inches) from head through body, and tails around 99 cm (39 inches). Their fur is coarse, thick, and sparse compared to those of other felids living in Russia, and their colors vary from season to season. Summer coats are bright and vibrant, while winter coats are rusty and darker. It's believed that winter coats are softer and silkier than the coarse summer coat so often seen.
While all sizes of prey for Siberian tigers are abundant, it's notable that they seem to prefer hunting smaller prey to something larger with more meat. This is likely related to the estimated one successful hunt every 7.4 days in summer, and 5.7 days in winter, allowing them to eat more than Bengal tigers do on average. They prefer hares, rabbits, salmon, deer, and some wild boar.
If you would like to adopt one of our Siberian tigers, the cost is currently $120.00 US dollars monthly. This money takes care of any veterinary check ups, habitat enrichment and feeding - all the things a happy Siberian tiger needs.