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With a head and body length of over 3 meters and weighing up to 300 kilograms Amur tigers are the largest cats on Earth. They live solitary and are very territorial. They can jump 5–10 meters and are excellent swimmers. This subspecies that is adapted to extreme cold is very threatened in the wild. There are only around 360 individuals left prowling the Taiga forest. Zoo Leipzig is in charge of the International StudBooks for tigers.
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.
|Classification||Order: carnivores, family: felids; one of the six remaining sub-species of tiger|
|Diet||Wild boar, red deer, sika deer, roe deer, musk deer, moose, hares, Hazel Grouse, occasionally also lynx or bears|
|Habitat||Pine broadleaf forests of the Taiga in the river catchment areas ‘Amur’ and ‘Ussuri’|
|Reproduction||Mating period: January until March; gestation period: approx. 108–111 days, 2–3 offspring that remain with their mother for 2–3 years; maximum age: over 22 years|