Amur Tiger
Panthera tigris altaica

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Range and habitat:
The Amur tiger is native to the forests of Eastern Russia and Northern China.

Natural diet:
This species feeds on wild boar, elk and roe deer in the wild.

Size / weight range:
Tigers are the biggest cats in the world, and Amur tigers are the biggest subspecies (type) of tigers. They stand about 3 feet tall at the shoulder. Adult males can grow up to 11 feet long and weigh over 600 pounds; females are smaller -- up to 9 feet long and about 350 pounds.

Interesting facts:
The Amur tigers at The Toledo Zoo are part of the Species Survival Plan program. They are sometimes referred to as the Siberian tiger, but the Amur name more accurately reflects their range in the wild.
There are currently only 350 to 450 Amur tigers in the wild. They are critically endangered due to poaching , habitat loss, and loss of prey.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
Tiger Terrace

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