A subspecies of tiger, the Siberian tiger is found primarily in the woodlands and mountain regions of eastern Russia. Siberian tigers are the largest cat found on planet Earth, and males in the wild can weigh over 700 pounds and measure over 6 feet long.
Like the Bengal tiger, the Siberian tiger is designated asendangered by the IUCN. Because their numbers are so limited,Siberian tigers have a remarkably low genetic diversity. Similarly,continued habit fragmentation has separated the population thatlives in mountainous regions with those that live in woodlandregions. While Siberian tigers currently have low global populationnumbers, there are thankfully a multitude of regulations andsanctuaries in place to help maintain and boost their numbers.