The Siberian Tiger

by Besman
Last updated 6 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Geography
Grade:
8

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The Siberian Tiger

The Siberian Tiger

Of one of the eight original species, the Siberian tiger is one of the last surviving ones left.

Close around the 1900's there were numbering 100,000 tigers in the wild.Hunters then started to hunt down the tigers in pursuit for their fur, skin and entertainment. Then it was recorded that in 1970, the tiger populations had dropped down to 4,000 tigers left in the wild.

Action is being taken place as people set up reserves for the tiger in an attempt for them to reproduce and hopefully regain the past numbers of them. The largest reserves of the tigers can be found in Russia, Laos, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The largest well known reserve of these tigers contains up to 250 tigers that are monitered weekly as to their whereabouts.

The Siberian tiger occupies a very large territory. Ranges of more than 4,000 square miles have been recorded. The tiger may occupy the same territory for many years if food sources are stable within the area. If prey is scarce, it often migrates hundred of miles.

Both males and females mark the boundaries of their ranges with urine and by scratching trees. But only the male defends his territory against other males, concentrating on the most important parts, such as a boundary close to a female's territory or an area rich in food.


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