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Amur tiger

Panthera tigris altaica

Just over three metres long and weighing some 300 kg, the Amur tiger is the world’s largest cat.

Weight: 100 - 300 kg
Length: 2,6 - 3 m

Adopters

Ewa Lundblad (1) Gold
Canon RCC Bronze
Volvo Platina
Göteborgs Högre samskola Platina

At one time the Amur tiger lived in large areas of eastern China, Manchuria and parts of Siberia – hence its former and more familiar name: Siberian tiger.

Tigers are solitary animals, seeking each other out only to mate. This requires them to overcome their natural aversion to company and involves a lot of noisy communicating with growls and snarls.

The world tiger population continues to decline, and everywhere the threats they face are the same: poaching, trade in tiger parts for traditional Asian medicine, modern forestry and scarcity of prey.

Read about our efforts in the wild here