By Jonathan, Kevin, Jose and Luis
Tigers have big heads with long whiskers and small rounded ears.
.The Siberian tiger is the largest and most powerful of all cats. and one of the largest meat-eating animals in the world. The male Siberians can weigh up to 700 pounds and measure up to 13 feet long! The females are smaller than the males. Tigers are yellowishorange with black stripes and white bellies.
.Tigers live only on the continent of Asia and some Asian islands.
The Siberian tiger¶s long. In winter.The tiger¶s home. The Siberian tiger lives in a small part of northern Russia and China. Siberia. evergreen forest or even dry grassland. and other prey cannot see it easily. deer. The temperature sometimes reaches 70 degrees below zero in its habitat. thick fur keeps it warm in the cold forests of China. and Korea where it lives. so pigs. its fur becomes a lighter color.
. or habitat can be a rain forest.
deer.What They Eat
Tigers eat almost anything: pig.
buffalo. Then the tiger chases after the prey and tries to bite its throat. antelope. a tiger quietly sneaks toward its prey. It hides in tall grass. a wild cow. bear. When it is stalking. and guar. elk. A tiger drags the dead prey to a hiding place. A tiger hunts by stalking its prey.
Did you know that Siberian tigers are able to drag prey that would take more than twelve men to move?
Tigers spend much of their day resting. and to warn them of danger. These senses help them to find their prey. They travel carefully and quietly. tigers live alone most of the time. Nocturnal animals
are more active at night than during the day. Unlike lions. the animals that they hunt. Most tigers are nocturnal.
. They have excellent eyesight and hearing.
.The Siberian tiger needs to eat more than 20 pounds of meat a day to live in its cold climate. It may eat 55 pounds of meat in one meal! The tiger may return to its hidden prey and feed many more times.
The Tiger¶s Cubs
Every two years. By the time they are two years old. The cubs learn how to kill by watching their mother. They begin killing some of their own prey by the time they are one year old. By the time they are six months old. the cubs begin to follow the tigress on hunting trips. they are living on their own. Tiger cubs are blind and weigh just two and one half pounds at birth. or tigress can have two or three cubs. the female tiger.
. Right now. There are only about 200 Siberian tigers left in the wild. there are more Siberian tigers living in zoos than in Siberia! The tiger is a protected species.All tigers are in danger of becoming extinct.
The tiger has a reputation for being a man-eater. Wild tigers have killed more people than any other mammal!
.What We Think
We think that Siberian tigers and the rest of the tigers should be free forever. We know that killing Siberian tigers should be against the law. We think that none of the tigers should be captured to live in zoos and the circuses.
We would like to thank our 5th grade partner: Michael