By: Mrudhun Arivalagan
- Weighs more than 600 pounds
- Are 9-12 feet long and 3.5 feet tall
- Communicate in two ways: vocalization and scent
- Could consume up to 100 pounds of food at one time
- Have long whiskers that help find their way in the dark
- Have large paws like snowshoes which helps them move through the snow
- Has a special layer at the back the eye called "taetum lucid" which increases their night vision
- If a cave is available, the tigers might use it as a den
- They are top predators so they can sleep undisturbed wherever they find themselves
- Territory may be hundreds of square miles in area
- Make their habitats in woodlands and forests
- Have thick fur (105 mm of hair) to protect themselves in the freezing temperature
- Their feet/paws have soft pads, and long, retractile claws
- Can run at speeds of 50-60 mph
- Do not hibernate or migrate
- Their hindlimbs are longer than their forelimbs for jumping
- They hunt and live alone except for mothers who have cubs
- They eat wild boars, deer, lynx, and jackals
- They also hunt birds and fish
- They are the top predators in the food chain other than the humans
Reasons For Endangerment
- People poach them for their fur and their body parts used in Traditional Chinese Medicine
- People cut down forests for wood and paper which destroys their habitats
- Global warming is increasing heat on earth and melting the ice
- There has been sections in North Russia closed off for the tigers to recover
- There are only 400-500 Siberian Tigers left in the world
- These animals help keep stable population of other animals
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