The Amur Tiger Essay

1854 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
The amur tiger, also known as the Siberian tiger, has the scientific name of Panthera Tigris Altaica and this type of tiger belongs to the Animalia Kingdom and is in the Mammalia class. They can grow up to be between seven feet to twelve feet and weigh between two hundred twenty pounds to over seven hundred pounds. The Amur tiger is also known as the largest tiger species in the world, followed by Bengal Tiger. Their life span is usually between eighteen years to twenty-five years and they tend to have a solitary lifestyle. The amur tigers have the color orange, black, and white in its fur with strips pattern. No two tiger will have the exact same strip patterns and in a way it is similar to fingerprints. They can travel up to a speed of 60 miles per hour but usually travel at an average speed of 40 miles per hour and can jump as high as 16 feet, easily. Although the population of the tigers in the wild is slowly growing, it is recorded that there are more tigers kept in captive or private then there are in the wild.
The Amur Tigers were labeled as critically endangered in 1996, but this later changed because of the increase in the Amur Tigers population. The Amur Tiger’s Red List conservation status changed from Critically Endangered to Endangered in 2007. The Amur tiger is classified as endangered because of the low population caused by the threats to its existence in its habitat. In the 1930s, the population fell to a low of 20–30 amur tigers but since then the…

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