Our three Amur tigers call Tiger Taiga their home, along with three offspring of our female Taiga and male Igor.
The Amur tiger, which is also known as the Siberian tiger, is the largest of the five remaining tiger species, and the largest of all the big cats. The Amur tiger is one of the most endangered species of tiger with a population of just 400 animals left in the wild; their numbers are decreasing due to illegal poaching and habitat loss.
The tigers’ stripes act as camouflage, which helps them blend into their forest environment; this camouflage is essential for stalking animals such as Sika deer and wild boar. Much like a human fingerprint, no two tigers have the same stripe pattern.
Come along to our daily encounter where you can learn more about them and see some of the enrichment and practices that our keepers use.