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Watch: Wild Siberian Tiger in Russian Far East

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A yawning Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) sitting in a zoo.
Siberian Tiger marking its territory

Amidst the rugged landscapes, the Siberian Tiger was captured. The Siberian Tiger, also known as the Amur Tiger, commands attention with its majestic presence.

In this video the tiger emerges from the shadows, it approaches a tree, with its massive body dwarfed by the trunk. The tiger then begins to rub against the rough bark, marking its territory.

While seeing a Siberian Tiger in its element is a privilege to see firsthand, by understanding its behavioral traits, this gives us a deeper appreciation for this animal.

Solitary Nature

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Siberian Tiger close up. Image by Wildfaces via Pixabay

Siberian Tigers are solitary animals, they like to roam and hunt alone. Except during mating season or when raising cubs.

Territorial Marking

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Siberian Tiger in snow. Image by Pixel-mixer via Pixabay

Rubbing against trees and scratching bark is a common behavior. This is how they mark their territory. It is also used to communicate with other tigers.

Hunting Expertise

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Siberian Tiger looking at camera. Image by Pixel-mixer via Pixabay

These tigers are apex predators. They stalk their prey with stealth and precision. Using ambush tactics for a successful kill.

Adaptability

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The Largest Tiger Species: The Siberian Tiger

Despite facing habitat loss, Siberian Tigers have shown adaptability. They can go into more human-dominated areas in search of food.

Paternal Care

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A roaring Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) sitting in a zoo.

Male Siberian Tigers are take role in looking after their offspring. This teachs them essential hunting skills before they venture off on their own.

Bottom Line

The Siberian Tiger is as a symbol of resilience. To see such a creature in its natural habitat a sight to behold, it is a reminder of the power of the natural world we must do everything to protect!

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