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Siberian Tiger Profile
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While visiting the Bronx Zoo, located in the Bronx, New York on a very hot day in July 2013 I went right to Tiger Mountain because the last time I had been to the Bronx Zoo which is so large I did not get a chance to get to this side of the Zoo. When I arrived I was taken back by the size of these Siberian Tigers that were on exhibit, they were walking around, looking into their pool of water filled fish and even started to fight with each other which I was fortunate enough to catch with my camera. In this photo I snapped several of this Siberian Tiger caught almost in a trance staring down at the other Siberian Tiger. They are large and known as the largest tigers in the tiger family reaching weights up to 400 to 650 pounds.he Siberian tiger (P. t. altaica), also known as the Amur tiger, inhabits the Amur-Ussuri region of Primorsky Krai and Khabarovsk Krai in far eastern Siberia. It ranks among the largest felids ever to have existed, with a head and body length of 160�180 cm (63�71 in) for females and 190�230 cm (75�91 in) for males, plus a tail of about 60�110 cm (24�43 in), with adult males weighing between 180 and 306 kg (400 and 670 lb) and females 100 and 167 kg (220 and 370 lb). The average weight of an adult male is around 227 kg (500 lb). Siberian tigers have thick coats, a paler golden hue, and fewer stripes. The heaviest wild Siberian tiger weighed 384 kg (850 lb), but according to Maz�k, this record is not reliable. In 2005, there were 331�393 adult and subadult Siberian tigers in the region, with a breeding adult population of about 250 individuals. The population has been stable for more than a decade, but partial surveys conducted after 2005 indicate the Russian tiger population is declining. At the turn of the century, the phylogenetic relationships of tiger subspecies was reassessed, and a remarkable similarity between the Siberian and Caspian tigers was observed, indicating the Siberian tiger population is the genetically closest living relative of the extinct Caspian tiger, and strongly implying a very recent common ancestry for the two groups.
July 7th, 2013
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