Q:

What is the largest big cat?

A:

Quick Answer

Tigers are the largest big cats, and Siberian, or Amur, tigers are the largest tigers. Male Siberians grow to be almost 11 feet long and weigh about 660 pounds. After making a kill, a hungry tiger eats up to 60 pounds.

 Know More

Full Answer

Amur tigers are considered an endangered species. Most of the 400 to 500 Siberians remaining as of 2014 live in the forests of eastern Russia. A small number also inhabit China and North Korea. Siberian tigers are very light orange and have few stripes. This coloration allows them to blend in with their snowy habitat. Compared to other tigers, Siberians have thicker fur and a heavier layer of fat, both of which help protect them from the cold.

Learn more about Zoology

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do tigers reproduce?

    A:

    Tigers reproduce by first reaching sexual maturity, waiting for the female to enter the estrus cycle, allowing the courtship process to begin and then finally mating with one another. Most tiger births involve three to four cubs and the mother protects her young cubs until they are approximately 2 1/2 years, reports Defenders of Wildlife.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do tigers eat?

    A:

    Tigers are carnivorous animals that eat a wide range of animals depending on the habitat of the tigers and the availability of food. Often this means that tigers feed on deer and buffalo or even snakes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do tigers live?

    A:

    Tigers live in Asia, which is where their natural habitats are. They are most likely found in the swamps, grasslands and rain forests of Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Russia.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How big do tigers grow?

    A:

    Tigers grow up to 3.5 feet tall at the shoulder, and the largest, Siberian tigers, weigh over 675 pounds. Male Siberian tigers are bigger than their female counterparts as well as Sumatran tigers, which only grow to be about 310 pounds. A Siberian tiger's body can reach over 11 feet.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore