The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East. They rank amongst the larges living cats. - A male Siberian Tiger at the Leipzig Zoological Garden.
Tigers once ranged widely across Asia, from Turkey in the west to the eastern coast of Russia. Over the past 100 years they have lost over 93% of their historic range. See the IUCN site for an up-to-date range map of the tiger: http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=15955 Learn more about tigers: http://eol.org/pages/328674/details Image of tiger in Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen (cc-by-sa)