Food Chain Notes
- Siberian tigers gets their food by stalking their prey
- they eat deer, boars, elk, lynx, bear, fish, rabbits, and hares
- Siberian tigers can travel hundreds of miles on foot just to get to their prey
- They hunt their prey alone and only attack humans when provoked
- Siberian tigers are carnivores and have no predators except for humans
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- Wild Siberian tigers are found in Russia, China, North Korea, Siberia, and the forests of the Amur basin
- Siberian tigers live in mountains, jungles, and woodlands
- These tigers live either in extremely cold or tropic conditions (-50 F to 100 F)
- They sleep wherever they can, such as on boulders or in high grass
- The scientific name of the Siberian tiger is Panthera tigris altaica
- The Siberian tiger is a mammal
- All Siberian tigers have black or gray stripes on top of a rusty reddish-yellow coat with a white belly and white markings on the face
- No two tigers have the same pattern of stripes
- Length; 8-10 feet long!
- Width: about 3 feet shoulder to shoulder
- Height: about 3.5 feet at shoulder
- Siberian tigers communicate by vocalization
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- When not in use tigers can 'sheath' their claws to avoid excessive wear
- Siberian tiger jaws are short and powerful with 30 teeth
- Stripes are there to create "disruptive coloration", a kind of camouflage
- Top speed: 50-80 mph
- They can cover 33 ft in one leap!
- Siberian tigers are built for capturing and killing large prey
- they have powerful limbs and a flexible backbone enables them to have a quick chase and usually a quick catch
- They also have hind limbs that are longer that the forelimbs, an adaption for jumping
- They hunt by stalking their prey then suddenly attacking their prey
Reasons for Endangerment
- Tigers were being poached and killed for body parts that could be used in Chinese medicine
- Tigers were also being slaughtered for their fur, teeth, and claws
- People were also cutting down birch forests in which Siberian tigers lived
- There was not enough police reinforcement to capture and arrest poachers
- There are no more than 40 individual Siberian tigers living in the wild now
You can help save the Siberian tiger by,
- Donating to the WWF Global tiger projects
- Not buying anything containing tiger parts
- Buying forest-friendly products
- and spreading the word!
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