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Amur Tiger

Panthera tigris altaica

  1. Not Evaluated
  2. Data Deficient
  3. Least Concern
  4. Near Threatened
  5. Vulnerable
  6. Endangered
  7. Critically Endangered
  8. Extinct in the Wild
  9. Extinct

About Us

Woburn Safari Park has four Amur tigers, living in the Kingdom of the Carnivores in a secure area, giving them around 9 acres to roam, including shady areas for the height of summer and a house with an overnight space.  The tigers are Elton, born June 2011 and Minerva, born October 2011, plus youngsters Mishka and Milashki born in September 2015. 

Amur tigers (from a region of Siberia) are the largest of the big cat species and are renowned for their power and strength. There are only an estimated 400 to 500 Amur tigers living in the wild, in the birch forests of Eastern Russia. These powerful hunters travel many miles to find prey, such as elk and wild boar on nocturnal hunts. Tigers use their distinctive coats as camouflage (no two tigers have exactly the same stripes) and hunt by stealth. A hungry tiger can eat as much as 60 pounds (27 kilograms) in one night.

 

Distribution
Eastern Russia
Habitat
Birch forests
Height
Length: 10.75 ft (3.3m)
Weight
165 – 300 kg
Gestation Period
100 days
Lifespan
8 to 15 years in the wild
Threats
Hunting, poaching and habitat loss