Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
Distribution: Russian Far East
Status: Endangered and listed on Appendix I of CITES
Tiger Taiga is home to our two Amur tigers.
The Amur tiger, also known as the Siberian tiger, is the largest of the five remaining tiger species, and the largest of all the big cats.
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.
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.
At our daily encounter you can learn more about each of them and see some of the enrichment techniques used.