Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
The Amur Tiger is the largest of the 5 remaining sub-species of tiger. It has a thick, pale coat, perfect for living in the cold forests of the Russian far-east. It is generally a solitary cat and each individual (or family unit) will have its own territory. Territory size will depend on the availability of food (prey species), water and shelter, and may reach up to 100 square miles for an adult Amur Tiger. Prey species include antelope, deer and wild boar, but large prey, such as buffalo, may also be taken.
Location: South Lakes Wildlife Park
Photographer: Martin Skidmore