The beauty and force of the Siberian tiger inspires respect.
Because it is able to kill animals larger than itself, it is known as one of the most feared predators.
The males can reach 3,5 m in length (without the tail) and weigh up to 300 kg. The Siberian male can have an average length of 190-220 cm (without the tail) and a weigh of 180-275 kg.
Adult tigers are territorial and solitary animals. They protect their territory insistently and mark it by using different methods. One of the main marking means is their urine with specific smell.
Tigers hunt alone by using two hunting techniques. Either they sneak towards the prey or ambush it. Usually, they chase their prey and wait it along the paths or at watering holes. They eat deer, wild boar and buffalos.
The Siberian tiger become sexually mature when it is 4 years old. A female signals her receptiveness by leaving urine deposits and scratch marks on trees. She will spend a week with the male, during which she is receptive for three days. Gestation lasts from 3 to 3½ months. The female gives birth to 3-5 cubs which it feeds on its breast.