Siberian tiger is a largest tiger in the world and the most northern tiger population. Siberian tiger has the thickest and the longest fur. It has fewer stripes than other subspecies. Total number of stripes can reach 100. Reddish body covered with narrow black transverse stripes. Pattern of every tiger is unique, as fingerprints: you won’t find two tigers with identic pattern. Tigers use black stripes as disguise. Black white spots behind black-colored ears have a different purpose. When a tigress moves along the forest she places her ears in such way so following cubs can see them perfectly. The winter coat is brighter and thicker. Wide pads help the tiger to move on deep snow. The Siberian tiger has a tremendous physical strength and greatly developed sense organs. Tigers spent a lot of time hunting. Their main prey is hoofed animals. To catch prey tiger creeps upon it, humps the back, sets his rear legs against the ground and attacks.
This is a Siberian tigress in exhausted condition lay down on the porch of a house blocking the door. His neighbour, Galina Tsimarno explained in detail about how Alexey came across the tiger. “He wanted to go out to the yard in the morning, but his door was pressed by ‘someone’ from outside.” “He began to push the door and heard a tiger growling. He went back inside and started calling to all the emergency services, Galina said.”
The tiger did not move at all and spent the whole day on Alexey’s porch until the emergency team arrived. There, they found out the reason why the tiger chose to go to a human residence and lay down on the porch. It came out later that she was a tigress. It turned out that the tigress has severe teeth and gum problems. Meanwhile, Ministry of Natural Resources head conservationist Yury Kolpak explained: “The tigress is thoroughly exhausted. She has serious gum problems and there are no upper teeth.”
The reason behind her fatigue is due to it being unable to eat properly. “Now it is very important to provide the predator with qualified assistance.” Aramilev explained: “We will not hide that the situation with the tigress is sad. Now everything depends on her. In her current condition, it is dangerous to put her into under an anaesthetic yet without this, it is impossible to carry out proper treatment.” The tiger was slowly recovered from her fatigue. She started eating her diet consists of ground meat laced with antibiotics. The Siberian tiger was one of only 500 of its species still living in the wild.
The house owner, Alexey Khaideyev, tried to open his door in the morning but it was blocked by an exhausted Siberian tiger, lie down on his porch.
The poor animal then was transferred to an animal rehabilitation centre in Alekseevka village, Primorsky region
“However, there are problems with her oral cavity. The tigress behaved absolutely peacefully, as if she was waiting for human help. Nevertheless, the condition of a rare predator is severe and it needs urgent action”
“The animal, though she came for help, does not allow us to approach to her. Now even injections are carried out remotely. We really hope that the tigress will pick herself up and survive. For our part, we are doing everything possible”
Their population is currently under a great danger as the species faces threat of extinction due to a sudden spread of disease