How Long Do Siberian Tigers Live? – Lifespan

Siberian tigers or amur tigers are the biggest of all cats. They are thought to live as long as 10 to 15 years in the natural habitat. In captivity however they have a lifespan of about 20 or even 25 years. In the boreal forests, Siberian tigers rely on their hunt: the greater is the density of prey the greater is the lifespan of a tiger.

Since captive tigers are fed almost regularly, they are more likely to live longer years than the wild specimens. Over the past recent years, some of the tiger’s preys are becoming rare partly because of the habitat loss but mostly due to human hunting. As it turns out, Amur tigers are unable to find their primary prey as often as they used to. They are beginning to rely on small mammals including rabbits, hares, and pikas. These factors contribute to the overall lifespan of wild Siberian tigers.

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