Siberian Tiger

Panthera Tigris Altaica

What Are Siberian Tigers?

The siberian tiger is a mammal with orange fur and black stripes. The average height of a full grown tiger is about 3.5 feet tall, and about 13 feet from nose to tail. Siberian tigers can weigh up to 670 pounds. Its conservation status is currently at critically endangered. Right now, there are more siberian tigers in captivity than there are in the wild. Researchers think that siberian tigers may become extinct in the wild in less that 10 years.(wiki)

What is Being Done to Help

The Species Survival Plan and The Big Cats Initiative

SSP(species survival plan) breeds tigers. SSP was based on 83 tigers and has now over 160 tigers. Wildlife sanctuaries have also been set up for siberian tigers and new laws have been set that bans the poaching of tigers. National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative is a program that helps to stops the decline of all big cats around the world. The initiative was started by Derek and Beverly Joubert who are both explorers-in-residence in the National Geographic Society. To donate to this organization and find out more information, go to: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats/about/