Amur Tiger

Taxonomic name: Panthera tigris tigris (altaica)

Type: Mammal

Conservation Status: Endangered (IUCN)

Wild Range: Boreal, taiga, and mixed forests of north eastern Asia (Russia and China)

Longevity in the Wild: 10 - 15 years

Diet: Carnivores - Primarily feed on ungulates such as roe deer, sika deer, moose, and wapiti. They have also been noted to eat small mammals and fish.

Size: 1.7 - 2 metres body length

Weight: Males 180 - 300 kg; Females 100 - 170 kg

Fun Fact: Amur tigers are also known as Siberian tigers, and are thought to be the largest tiger. Unlike a majority of tiger populations that live in tropical Asian climates, Amur tigers live in Russia's far east and can endure harsh winters.

Find the Zoo's Amur Tigers in the Animals of Asia section.