Friday, December 25, 2009

Siberian tiger

Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is also known as Amur, Manchurian, Altaic, Korean or Ussuri tiger. In the past, inhabit region from Western and Central Asia to Eastern Russia, but due to poaching, now inhabits only the Amur-Ussuri region of Far East Siberia, where it is now protected by law. Genetic research from 2009 showed that Siberian tigers are nearly identical Caspian tiger, now extinct, although previously that it was the other subspecies.
Siberian tiger is the largest of the eight species of tigers that exist today, and also largest cat in the world. Male Siberian tiger can reach a weight of 320 kg (700 lb),and consumes 50 kg (100 lb) of meat at once, and females can be difficult to 260 kg (520 lb). At the same time it is the strongest cat in the world, it's even recorded that they attacked brown bears, which can weight up to 600 kg (1250 lb).
Siberian tigers are an endangered species due to poaching. Mosley for traditional Chinese medicine, which is especially appreciated tigers fat, but also because of fur, on black markets, they fur can cost several thousand dollars. Today, they are protected in eastern Siberia and the number is stable.

1 comment:

  1. the Siberian tiger which sent to Iran died after 8 Months living in Bad condition in Iran.

    the male one died on 1.1.2011 and the female is goingto die.

    save it please.