* Threatened or Endangered
Amur Tiger *
: Panthera tigris altaica
: The forest and bush-covered mountains of eastern Russia, China, and North Korea.
: Carnivorous diet consisting of deer, wild pig and occasionally fish.
: Body length is 2 meters with the tail adding another meter. Weight up to 660 pounds
Commonly known as the Siberian Tiger, this apex predator is one of the largest cats on the planet. The Amur tiger coat is lighter in color than other tiger species and is also thicker to protect it against cold weather. There are only estimated to be 265–486 Amur tigers living in the wild today, due to deforestation, poaching, and depletion of prey species. This is up from the estimate of fewer than 50 in the 1940s but a lot of work still needs to be done to protect the species.