The Amur Tiger

By, Micheal Martinez

Species Info

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Felidae

Subfamily: Pantherinae

Genus: Panthera

Species: P. tigirs

Subspecies: P. tigris altaica

Facts/Characteristics

  • Weight: 396 – 660 pounds


  • Height: 42–43 inches


  • Length: 10 feet


  • Scientific name: Panthera tigris altai


  • Color: Orange, White, with Black stripes


  • Diet: Carnivore

Geographic Location/Habitat and other Info

Where they live

  • US location(s): Various zoos.


  • Eurasian location: Eastern Russia/China


  • Climate: Temperate Forest


  • Terrain: Forest or Mountainous areas

What they need

  • Trees, for their prey to live in during winter

Threats

  • Poachers


  • Illegal Logging operations

Other things you should know

  • Highly valued for their pelts


  • Population at a little over 400 individuals


  • Have been known to attack, and sometimes consume bears, more so Asian black bears and Ussuri brown bears are the ones they usually eat


  • Rarely attack humans or become man eaters unless provoked in the 1st case, or starved in the 2nd


  • Have litters of 2 to 4 cubs, or even 6.


  • Litters are evenly divided in gender


  • Females stay with the mother longer than males and tend to stay in the same general area where they were born and grown up