Tigers are the largest cat species in the world. Amur’s tigers (sometimes called Siberian tigers) are the biggest tigers, Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the tiger subspecies.
Generally, males vary in total length from 250 to 390 cm and weigh between 90 and 300 kg.
It is most recognizable for its dark vertical stripes on orange-brown fur with a lighter underside. It is an apex predator, primarily preying on ungulates such as deer and wild boar.
The Amur tiger (formerly known as the Siberian tiger) is found only in the mountain forests of eastern Russia, with a small population ranging across the border into China. This tiger subspecies is adapted to the region’s high latitude, harsh climate, and long winters.
Siberian tigers are known to travel up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), a distance that marks the exchange limit over ecologically unbroken country.
Since Siberian tigers live in such cold regions, an adult needs to eat at least 9 kilograms (20 pounds) of food every day to survive, but adults can eat as much as 50 kilograms of meat.
It has an extended, supple body standing on rather short legs with a fairly long tail.