Friday, June 12, 2009
Siberian Tigers used to live throughout Western and Central Asia, and eastern Russia, but they were systematically exterminated by people seizing land for other purposes. The only Siberian Tigers still living in the wild are located in far eastern Siberia, where they are now, finally, a protected species.
There are only a few hundred Siberian Tigers living in captivity. Which is why it was such good news that on June 1, in a zoo in China, a Siberian Tiger gave birth to six cubs. Happy Birthday to everyone, and good job, Mom.
Siberian Tigers are one of the top 10 most endangered species in the world. Also one of the most beautiful animals in the world.
A Siberian Tiger male is often four feet tall, seven feet long, and weighs up to 700 pounds. The female is smaller, coming in at 200-400 pounds.