Length: 130 – 280 cm
Tail: 60 – 110 cm
Weight: 100 – 300 kg
Widespread: North / East China, East Russia and South Korea
This tiger subspecies is the largest cat in the world also known as the Amur, Manchurian or Ursian tiger. It hunts at night and can eat up to 40 kg of meat at once, and returns to eat prey after 5-6 days. Males live and hunt alone while females live with young ones up to two and a half years and then reproduce again. The greatest threat to the survival of this subspecies of tigers is the deforestation. They are also often killed for the sake of fur and for the needs of traditional Chinese medicine. In the wild there are 300 to 370 species of this tiger subspecies left.