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 Bactrian deer.

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