Siberian Tiger or Amur Tiger is the queen of big cats
Siberian Tiger, Amur Tiger
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris altaica
English name: Siberian Tiger, Amur Tiger
Link to Red List page: the Siberian tiger in the Red List
The mantle is beautiful and different from the other tiger subspecies. It is lighter shades with dark brown instead of black stripes. The winter coat differs considerably from summer to summer. Both in shape (longer, thick ) and in color (clears up or assumes other shades).
Siberian tiger is beautiful, huge and majestic. And in addiction extremely dangerous. She lives in the taiga and she has just one predator as a competitor, the brown bear.
Siberian Tiger has declared at extinction risk. The causes of population reduction are many.
Siberian Tiger, as we said, is the biggest cat in the world. Recent studies show her dimension is comparable to the more common Bengal Tiger. The Siberian Tiger is the queen of the cats. She is more than 300 kg and more than 3 meters long. She’s the largest cat on the earth.
Where to find:
Can be found in the south-east of Siberia. She is present in small number.
This beautiful cat is solitary and lives caching preys like deer, boar, and roe. Sometimes when is necessary she can catch even small preys. Most of all rabbit or salmons where the river level is low.
In her territory, almost she doesn’t have predators. Moreover, she’s in direct competition with Brown Bear. The power is the same. Anyway, the tiger is more intelligent and agile. In direct fighting, the tiger is probably the winner.
Tiger doesn’t kill the bear just for the competition. She kills and devours him.
The Siberian tiger is very dangerous. However, usually, she doesn’t attack humans. The human attack is mostly time because of bad human behavior. In few cases a tiger killed human and she had strange behaviors. It has been noticed which after the attack the tiger has tried to kill other humans. So the researcher says, is probably because tasted the human meet they discover is good food.
In this article is wrote, “Tiger’s legs are so powerful that they can remain standing even when dead”. I don’t know if this is true because the reasons for muscles block can be more. but one thing is sure, she’s very strong and an incredible wild killer.
The Siberian tiger is classified endangered in the Red List IUCN. The main reasons are most of all the poaching and anthropization of the territory. The Siberian tiger is hunted because of his bones. Especially the Chinese traditional medicine where the bones are believed healing.
The anthropization of the territory is a sad reality almost everywhere. This is because of deforestation. Most noteworthy is the act of China Government that declare illegal tigers hunting in 1993.
Another issue is the lowest number of ungulates in the area. This is because most of all the deforestation and furthermore the high pressure of hunting.
In conclusion, the Siberian tiger is a precious gift. Mother nature gave us and we need to protect.