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Location and Habitat
Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are located in northeast China, eastern Russia and parts of North Korea. This region
is called the Amur Region, named after the Amur River which forms a small portion of the eastern border between China and Russia.
This region is characterized by mountainous areas and coniferous forests. The climate of the Amur region largely varies from
summer to winter. In the summer, it may be mild to hot. In the winter, it may be bitterly cold, especially at higher altitudes.
Amur tigers feed mostly on elk, deer and wild boar that inhabit the region. At times, particularly if larger prey is unavailable,
they may feed on smaller animals such as fish or rabbits.
Size and Description
Amur tigers are the largest of all tigers, as well as the largest of all of cats (including lions). Males will often reach lengths
of 6 - 9 feet, but reports have been made of Amur tigers larger than 11 feet. They often weigh between 300 - 600 pounds, but can weigh
as much as 700 pounds or more.
Female Amur tigers' pregnancy or gestation periods last approximately 3 - 3.5 months. At the time of birth, they will usually have litters of 3 or 4 kittens.
Because an Amur tiger may traverse large areas of land in order to feed or find a mate, habitat destruction is particularly hard
on the population. If roads are made through their habitat, or the forests in which they live are cut down, their abilities to
reproduce will be reduced.
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