Panthera tigris altaica
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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 this tiger species.
Order: carnivores, family: felids; one of the six remaining sub-species of tiger
Wild boar, red deer, sika deer, roe deer, musk deer, moose, hares, Hazel Grouse, occasionally also lynx or bears
Pine broadleaf forests of the Taiga in the river catchment areas ‘Amur’ and ‘Ussuri’
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
Status according to Red List:Endangered (EN)