Siberian Tigers - Everything you need to know! The Big Cat Sanctuary

A Guide to Siberian Tigers

What is a Siberian tiger?

Siberian tigers are the largest subspecies of tiger and are also known as ‘siberian tigers’.

What family do Siberian tigers belong to?

They belong to the Felidae family.

What does a Siberian tiger look like?

Siberian tigers have the distinct tiger appearance with orange fur, black stripes and white fur on their belly, chest and the back of their legs. They also have long hair on their chin and cheeks.

Are Siberian tigers the same as Amur tigers?

Yes, they are the same animal and the names are interchangeable. They are also known as the Ussuri tiger.

What noise does a Siberian tiger make?

Siberian tigers can make a number of noises including:

How big are Siberian tigers?

Big! In fact, Siberian tigers can weigh up to 660 lbs and can reach lengths of up to 11 feet when including their tail.

How fast can a Siberian tiger run?

Siberian tigers can reach speeds of up to 50 mph when running!

What do Siberian tigers eat?

As carnivores, which means that they only eat meat, the Siberian tigers diet consists largely of Elk, wild boar and deer. However, when needed they have also been known to eat small animals and fish.

How strong are Siberian tigers?

They are the largest cats in the world and so it’s no surprise that they are very strong! Siberian tigers have been known to tackle and hunt prey that weigh even more than they do.

What is a group of Siberian tigers called?

An ambush or a streak.

What colour eyes do Siberian tigers have?

Siberian tigers have yellow (or also referred to as gold) coloured eyes.

What countries do Siberian tigers live in?

They are native to northeast China and Russia.

How many cubs do Siberian tigers have?

A typical female tiger will give birth every 2-3 years to between two to six cubs.


What is the habitat of the Siberian tiger?

Commonly their habitat will be mountains, forests and river valleys. Due to the environment that they are native to they have adapted to survive in extremely cold temperatures and snowy conditions.

How many Siberian tigers are left in the world?

It’s estimated that there are only 500 Siberian tigers left in the world.

How many Siberian tigers are left in the wild?

Of the population of 500, 400 are left in the wild.


How long do Siberian tigers live in the wild?

It’s estimated that Siberian tigers can live to be up to 15 years old in the wild.

Do Siberian tigers have any predators?

Adult Siberian tigers are the apex predator in their landscape and do not have any natural predators. However, as cubs they can be at risk from bears or wolves.

What dangers do Siberian tigers face?

The primary dangers facing the Siberian tiger are loss of habitat (often due to human activity).This is a result of activities including loggins, poaching and the effects of infrastructure growth.

Are Siberian tigers endangered?

Yes, unfortunately they are categorised as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

How can we help to save the Siberian tigers?

Anyone and everyone can help the Siberian tigers. With such a low population it’s so important that we act fast! The best way that you can help this population is to support conservation efforts and organisations helping to conserve the natural habitats and prevent further loss from human activity.