The reason why I am writing about Siberian tigers today is because my dad’s favourite animal is the tiger. He likes tigers because he barracks for the Richmond Tigers in the AFL.
I like tigers too and here are 5 interesting facts that I have researched about them:
- Siberian tigers are the biggest of all of the tiger species. The average male is 195 cm long (77 inches) plus a tail that is 99 cm long (39 inches).
- The Siberian tiger is endangered, with as few as 400 left in the wild. Despite strict laws against it, poachers (people who kill animals for money) are still a big problem.
- Siberian tigers are well equipped to eat meat. They have big teeth, sharp claws and excellent camouflage to catch their prey. They mostly eat deer, wild pigs and even bears.
- Siberian tiger cubs are very cute and they have between 2-4 each litter. They grow very quickly and the females usually live with their mum for longer.
- Also known as the Amur tiger, they live in far Eastern Russia and a few live in Northern China near the border with Russia. It’s very cold there, which explains their long fur.
I hope that you found these facts interesting.
Are there any interesting facts that you would like to share about Siberian tigers?