The Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica )name comes from the Amur River, which flows through the middle of its current, reduced range in Russia. At one time, this Siberian tiger lived in much of Siberia and surrounding areas – hence, it was also called Amur tiger, Manchurian tiger, Korean tiger, and Ussurian tiger. Today, they are no longer found in Siberia or called by that name. One of the larger tiger subspecies, it is fond in the Russian Far East with a small number in China and possibly North Korea. The Amur tiger has the palest orange coat and the fewest stripes to help blend in with its snow covered habitat – the striped pattern is unique to that individual. The coat is longer and thicker than other sub-populations because of the colder climate and it has a thick mane around the neck and extra fur on its paws to protect against cold.
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