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The Siberian Tiger. By: Alicia Cisco, Brandon Griffin, & Luke Whitlow. Panthera tigris altaica. Also known as Amur Tiger Largest tiger subspecies out of 5 World’s largest cat. Habitat. Lives in eastern Russia’s coniferous and birch forests Some found in China & North Korea

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The Siberian Tiger

By:

Alicia Cisco,

Brandon Griffin,

&

Luke Whitlow

panthera tigris altaica
Pantheratigrisaltaica
  • Also known as Amur Tiger
  • Largest tiger subspecies out of 5
  • World’s largest cat
habitat
Habitat
  • Lives in eastern Russia’s coniferous and birch forests
  • Some found in China & North Korea
  • Warm summers
  • Cold winters
endangered history
Endangered History
  • Severely affected by the Russian Civil War in 1930’s
  • Declared endangered in 1959, awarded protection
  • Endangered species list listed them as endangered in 1970
  • Started working on the Siberian Tiger Project in 1992
endangered species
Endangered Species
  • Only about 400 living in the wild now

& 400 more in captivity

  • Poaching & Deforestation
    • Chinese use for medicine
    • Trophies
characteristics
Characteristics

Boar

Fish

  • Carnivore- Predator
  • Size- about 9-10 feet
  • Weight- 300-500lbs
  • Can eat up to 60lbs but usually 20lb

Deer

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Cont.
  • Solitary Animals
  • Live in dens
  • Start breeding at 3 years old
  • Birth once every two years
    • Litter of 2-6 cubs
    • Hunt on their own at 18 months
    • Leave den at 2-3 years
    • Live about 20 years in captivity, only half of that in the wild.
conservation efforts
Conservation Efforts
  • Try to get people to quit wearing fur coats
  • Protect of habitat but losses of habitat are still continuing
  • Stronger logging and hunting laws
  • Raising public awareness
  • Siberian Tiger Effort
  • The WWF- World Wildlife Fund
  • IFAW- International Fund for Animal Welfare
questions
Questions
  • What’s its size?
  • What’s its weight?
  • How many are left?
  • Where are they located?
  • What is something they eat?
answers
Answers
  • About 9-10ft
  • Around 300-500lbs
  • 400-500 in the wild
  • Russia, China, North Korea, Coniferous or Birch Forests
  • Deer, Boar, Fish
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/siberian-tiger/
  • http://www.wcsrussia.org/en-us/wildlife/amurtigers/ecology.aspx
  • http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/siberian-tiger/
  • http://worldwildlife.org/species/amur-tiger
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