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Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

It lives in eastern Russia, also found in China and North Korea. Prefers extensive birch forests.

BEHAVIOUR

Leads a solitary lifestyle. It occupies vast hunting territories, can cover up to 20 km a day. Most often it looks for prey near waterholes. It jumps well,
even up to 6 m, and it is a great swimmer.

DIET

Hunts deer, wild boars, roe deer, muskrats, mooses, small predators and birds. Can eat up to 40 kg of meat in one meal. Uses its distinctive coats as camouflage and hunt by stealth. It waits and sneaks close enough to attack its victim with a quick and jump.

REPRODUCTION

Gestation lasts 103 do 112 days. The female gives birth to 2 to 6 young. The young will remain under the mother’s care unlit the age of 3, after which they diverge in their current place.

GOOD TO KNOW

The tiger is the largest wild cat. Over the past hundred years, hunting and forest fragmentation have drastically reduced the its population. 3 subspecies became extinct at the end of the 20th century. Poaching is a smaller but still very significant threat to siberian tigers.

  • Latin name: Panthera tigris altaica
  • IUCN –Red List – EN – endangered/ zagrożony
  • CITES – Appendix I
  • EEP – European Endangered Species Programme

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