Animal Corner — Siberian Tigers

They may not be known as “the king of the jungle,” but Siberian tigers can claim to be the largest cat species in the wild! An adult male can grow to be as much as 700 pounds, with tails up to three feet long. They are also known as Amur tigers, and they can be found throughout Asia in Russia, North Korea and China.

Like other members of the tiger family, all Siberians have their own unique individual striping patterns. Unlike other tigers, they have fewer stripes that are also much paler. They also like to keep to themselves, marking their scent on trees to warn others to leave them alone. Depending on how hungry they are, they can eat anywhere from 20 to 60 pounds in one sitting! I’d hate to be in line after one of them at a buffet — yikes!