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Siberian tigers are tigers. They are part of the cat family. Scientific name is Panthera tigris atlantica.
Siberian tigers live in far east Russia, Siberia, South Russia, China, South Asia, snowlands, fields, Mash lowlands and cold climates.
Siberian tigers have white small brown and black with stripes with white underneath and grey pads on the bottom of their paws. Siberian tigers have ears are all light brown.
Siberian tigers are great swimmers but they only swim on hot days in summers not winter because it is too cold. Siberian tigers nap during the daytime and hunt at night. When hunting Siberian tigers catch their prey from speed (50mph) sense and smell. Siberian tigers hunt with night vision eyes. Siberian tigers tiptoe through the forest and if hunt is successful they will eat up to 9kgs every day.
What it eats
Siberian tigers eat boar, deer, fish, livestock, hare, peakcock, elk, monkeys and buffalo and other meat if they catch it as well.
Predators, dangers in captivity
Siberian tigers get hunted for Chinese medicine, bones, fur and teeth. Siberian tigers are endangered so they get in put in captivity so the may catch human diseases. In the wild Siberian tigers have territory that is a big square and in captivity they might have to share that territory and they don’t like that so they get into fights and they have predators like human poachers and hunters.
Comparing and Contrasting numbers
The graph below shows that in 1970 there were 40,000 tigers in the wild, over 20 year time they dropped to 10 000 and in 2010 there are now only 5000 tigers. So over 40 years, 35 000 tigers have disappeared.
Classification and species
Siberian tigers are mammals so they breed and feed. Siberian tigers are the biggest of all cats and are carnivores so they eat lots of meat.
Article posted October 19, 2010 at 04:13 PM •
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