A few days ago, the Wildlife Conservation Society released a report that shows the last remaining population of Siberian Tigers has declined significantly, due to poaching and habitat loss. The 12 year average showed a 40% decline. In the late 40's only 30 of these magnificent cats were known, and the population had recovered to 500 animals by 2005. However, in the past 4 years a trend of declining tigers has been noticed.
Siberian Tiger Mother and Cub Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. The largest of all the Asian big cats may be on top of the food chain and one of the most culturally important and best-loved animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. There may be as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild, and all are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.
This breed is found in the coldest areas of Southeastern Russia and in few areas of China and Korea. It is very sad to say but this is an endangered species. We have just 350-400 tigers in the wild areas and approximately 490 tigers in the zoos.
The Siberian tiger is the largest living cat in the world. It is an animal with a rare grace and beauty. Unfortunately, he is just as rare in the wild so that the majority of these tigers live in zoos. The rare Siberian tiger does not live in Siberia, but in the Amur area, where there is snow most of the year.