Siberian Tiger

The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small subpopulation in southwest Primorye province in the Russian Far East. In 2005, there were 331–393 adult-subadult Amur tigers in this region, with a breeding adult population of about 250 individuals. The population has been stable for more than a decade due to intensive conservation efforts, but partial surveys conducted after 2005 indicate that the Russian tiger population is declining.

The Siberian tiger is the largest living felid and ranks among the biggest felids to ever exist.

Phylogeographic analysis with extant tiger subspecies suggests that less than 10,000 years ago the ancestor of Amur and Caspian tigers colonized Central Asia via the Gansu−Silk Road corridor from eastern China then subsequently traversed Siberia eastward to establish the Amur tiger population in the Russian Far East.

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... The Tungusic people considered the Siberian tiger a near-deity and often referred to it as "Grandfather" or "Old man" ... The Manchu considered the Siberian tiger as Hu Lin, the king ... in the Manchu Qing Dynasty was called "Hu Shen Ying", literally "The Tiger God Battalion" ...
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... See also Tiger attack Unlike the Bengal tiger, the Siberian tiger very rarely becomes a man-eater ... Siberian tigers were historically rarely considered dangerous unless provoked, though in the lower reaches of Syr-Darya, a tiger reportedly killed a woman ... In 1867 on the Tsymukha River, tigers killed 21 men and injured 6 others ...
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... In July 1976, Billy Arjan Singh acquired a tiger cub named Tara from Twycross Zoo in the United Kingdom, hand reared her and later reintroduced her to the wild in ... In the 1990s, some tigers from the protected area were observed to have the typical appearance of Siberian tigers, namely a large head, pale fur, white complexion, and ... Billy Arjan Singh sent hair samples of tigers from the national park to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad where the samples were analysed using ...
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2003 On board the train, Yoko smacks down the Colonel and is sheltered by the Siberian Tiger who brings Adam to her ... Everyone except her is killed, however the Siberian Tiger is a double agent and sends her through the window ... Yoko recovers and with Hazuki take down Siberian Tiger ...
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... See also Tiger worship The Bengal tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh ... The Malaysian tiger is the national animal of Malaysia ... The Siberian tiger is the national animal of South Korea ...

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