Amur Tiger

Panthera tigris altaica

Tigers rule the taiga

The Amur tiger is the world’s biggest feline predator – all related tiger species are smaller. But its size isn’t the only thing that sets it apart from other tigers, its habitat does too. This is the only tiger that lives in snow. It needs vast stores of energy to survive in the cold climate of the taiga. To keep those stores replenished, an Amur tiger needs to eat 9 to 10 kilograms of meat per day


  • Origin

    Asia: Russia, North Korea, China

  • Habitat

    Temperate deciduous and mixed forests

  • Diet

    Amur tigers eat deer, wild boar, and moose.

  • Status

    at least 590 animals

  • Size

    2,2 m

  • Weight

    300 kg

  • Gestation period

    95 to112 days

  • Achievable age

    up to 25 years

Threat Categories of IUCN

The perfect winter coat

In the Amur tiger’s natural habitat in the far east of Russia, temperatures regularly drop to minus 45°C, but the frost and snow don’t bother these cats. They are kept warm by their long, dense fur and a layer of fat up to five centimetres thick.


Did you know that ...

... Amur tigers are excellent swimmers,
... Amur tiger is another name for the Siberian tiger
... and today, fewer than 600 Amur tigers are living in their natural habitat?

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Today, 28. July
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