WORLD TIGER DAY is on July 29 — a day to celebrate some of the world's most fascinating big cats and raise awareness about their urgent need for conservation.
Today, let's look more closely at the largest of them all — the Siberian tiger.
Siberian (or Amur) tigers live primarily in the forests of eastern Siberia, and have adapted well to its harsh climate, offering the lowest human density and vastest roaming terrain for any tiger. They are the largest subspecies of tiger, with the thickest fur to protect against the cold climate. Their coats are muter than other subspecies, helping them blend into darker areas. A recent study of Siberian tigers even showed that they have unique personalities, from “gentleness” to “majesty” that help them survive in the wild.