Siberian Tiger Facts

Siberian Tiger Facts

Siberian tiger fact #1 – diet
Since Siberian tigers inhabit such cold regions, an adult Siberian tiger will need at least 9 kilograms of food each day to survive. If given the opportunity, they can however consume much larger portions and store the energy as fat that can be used during days when the tiger fails to locate suitable prey. An adult Siberian tiger will happily gulp down 50 kilograms of meat. Siberian tigers prefer to hunt wild boar, elk and deer, but lynx and even bears are also occasionally on the menu. If the Siberian tiger fails to find larger prey, it will instead feed on fish, rodents and rabbits. During normal conditions, around 50 percent of the tiger's diet will typically consist of wild boar.

Siberian tiger fact #2 – hunting
When hunting, the Siberian tiger can make rapid attacks and run faster than 50 miles per hour. Keeping this pace is however extremely energy consuming and the Siberian tiger will only run short distances at this velocity. The Siberian tiger have a well developed night vision and prefer to hunt during the night when it can surprise its prey. It will also use its sensitive hearing and sense of smell to locate and strike down on prey.

Siberian tiger facts #3 - reproduction
Siberian tigers live alone and only get together to reproduce and the female will raise the cubs. During the mating period, a male and a female Siberian tiger can hunt together but this is quite rare. They usually prefer to stay solitary hunters even during this time. The mating season usually begin in December and lasts through January. The Siberian tiger cubs will then be born in early spring after a gestation period of between three and three and a half months. A Siberian tiger litter will typically consist of 3-4 cubs and it is uncommon for more than one of the cubs to reach adulthood. When born, the Siberian tiger cub is blind and toothless and no larger than a normal house cat. It will stay blind for roughly two weeks. After six months the cubs will be weaned, but it will take 12 more months before they have become reasonably independent of their mother. During their first year, their mother will teach them how to hunt and Siberian tiger cubs can hunt on their own – with varying success – before they are 12 moths old. The young tigers will stay with their mother until they are 3-5 years old. 

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