Siberian Essay

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The Siberian tiger or known as the Amur tiger is in danger of becoming extinct. It is located in some of the coldest parts of northeastern China but mainly in the far east of freezing Russia. Siberian tigers are known to live in temperatures that drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Living in these harsh climates allows the Siberian tigers more room to roam the area while other animals find it too hard to survive. The Siberian tiger is by far the largest cat in the world. It averages to 11 ft in length and has a tail that is 3ft in length. Adult males can weigh up to 700 lbs while the smaller female can weigh up to 400 lbs. All Siberian tigers have different striped patterns and are unlike other tigers because they have manes. Their fur and mane help keep them warm in the harsh temperature. Siberian tigers are powerful hunters and need at least 9 kilograms of food each day to survive. They can store up to 50 kilograms of meat for energy throughout the day when no prey can be found. They stalk their prey and wait until they are close enough to pounce. After they have successfully killed their prey, they retreat to a secluded area to eat. Siberian tigers tend to hunt a variety of animals. Its main prey is the wild boar but occasionally it will hunt down deer and even bears. The Siberian tiger will feed on fish, rodents, and rabbits if larger prey cannot be found. In dire situations a Siberian tiger will attack on a human if necessary. They only attack if there is no prey around and they are sickly. There was one account in 2007 at a California zoo. The person had been harassing the tiger throughout the day and the tiger got out and killed that person. This gave the tigers a frenzy of bad attention that they seek out humans. While hunting its prey, the Siberian tiger can run faster than 50 miles per hour and make sudden attacks. This takes up a large amount of

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