Amur Tiger Fact Sheet

 

Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: tigris
Sub species: altaica (Siberian or Amur tiger)
Life span: 15 to 20 years in the wild; up to 26 years under human care
Gestation: About 103 days
Number of young at birth: Average is 2 to 3
Age of maturity: 3 to 6 years
Size:  Largest - Siberian tiger, with males up to 10 ft
Size: Smallest - Sumatran tiger, with males up to 8 ft long
Weight: Lightest - Sumatran tiger males average 220 lbs
Weight: Heaviest - Siberian tiger males can be over 400 lbs

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Facts:

  • Males can be as long as a station wagon
  • Have the palest orange coat and the fewest stripes to help blend in with its snow covered habitat
  • Coat grows longer and thicker than other tiger species
  • Tigers are excellent and powerful swimmers and are seldom far from a water source
  • Tigers are patient hunters and can move slowly and quietly, stalking their prey for 20 or 30 minutes.  Usually making a kill once or twice a week and eating as much as it can
  • Tigers are generally solitary cats, unless a female is caring for her cubs
  • A female tiger can have a litter of up to 7 cubs every two years, but only two usually survive 
  • Cubs begin hunting with their mother at eight-weeks old
  • Every tiger has its very own stripe pattern
  • A tiger’s night vision is six times stronger than a human’s

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