Siberian Tiger Pictures, Good
pictures of Siberian Tigers, and detailed information on the siberian tiger
Welcome to this page of our tiger pictures web site. In this section
you will find some beautiful pictures of the Siberian Tiger. We will increase the number
of siberian tiger pictures in this section soon. Feel free to use these siberian tiger
pictures for school projects or for other personal uses. We love the siberian tiger and
find it to be a very beautiful cat.
Here is some detailed information on the siberian tiger.
The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is also known as the
Amur, Manchurian, Altaic, Korean, North China or Ussuri tiger. Though it once ranged
throughout Western and Central Asia and eastern Russia, it is now completely confined to
the Amur-Ussuri region of Primorsky Krai and Khabarovsk Krai in far eastern Siberia, where
it is now protected. It is the biggest of the eight recent tiger subspecies and the
largest living felid.
The pelage of the Siberian tiger is moderately thick, coarse and sparse compared to that
of other felids living in the former Soviet Union. Compared to now extinct westernmost
populations, the still living Far Eastern Siberian tiger's summer and winter coats
contrasts sharply compared to other subspecies. Generally, the coat of now extinct western
populations was brighter and more uniform than that of Far Eastern populations.
The summer coat is coarse, while the winter coat is denser, longer,
softer and silkier. The winter fur often appears quite shaggy on the trunk, and is
markedly longer on the head, almost covering the ears. The whiskers and hair on the
occiput and the top of the neck is also greatly elongated.
The Siberian tiger is typically 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) taller at the shoulders than the
Bengal tiger, which is about 107-110 cm (42-43 in) tall.
In the southeast Trans-Caucasus, the Siberian tiger's main prey was Wild Boar, though it
occasionally fed on Roe Deer, Red Deer and domestic animals such as dogs and cattle in
winter. Tigers in Iran ate the same species with the addition of gazelle. The Siberian
Tiger's prey in Turkmenia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan was primarily boar, as well as
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