Siberian vs. Bengal


Maliyah Hood, reporter

Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, are carnivores that live primarily in eastern Russia’s birch forests. They eat ungulates like wild boar, sika deer, and red deer. Siberian tigers can live up to 10-15 years and 20 years in captivity. They have orange-red colored fur and black stripes across their bodies, with cream or white colored underbellies. Adult male can weigh up to 320 kg (700 lb.), while females can weigh up to 180 kg (400 lb.). It averages about (11 ft.) in length, with a tail measuring (3 ft.). There are about 500  Siberian tigers left in eastern Russia and the bordering regions. These tigers are endangered due to poaching, loss of habitat, and illegal hunting.  

Like Siberian tigers Bengal Tigers are also carnivores. They live in India and eat ungulates such as water buffalo, guar, chital, antelopes, pigs etc. Bengal tigers have typical coloring and patterns (light orange or yellow fur with bold brown or black stripes). They can live up to 25 years and can weigh up to 220-660 lbs.  Male Bengal tigers can measure around 115 inches while females measure around 102 inches. There are around 3,900 Bengal tigers left. These tigers are endangered due to poaching and habitat destruction.