Siberian tigers make homes in a wide variety of forest habitats such as Korean pine broadleaf forests, northern boreal complex, coniferous-deciduous complex, taiga forests, and mosaic forests. They fancy living in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains primarily because the Siberian roe deer and Manchurian wapiti are pretty common throughout this range. Amur tigers are less likely to look at spruce-fir forests as a potential habitat source.

Amur tigers make habitats at an altitude of 1,600 – 2,600 feet above the sea level with the maximum height reaching at 3,300 feet. They were once widely distributed in the Russian Far East, north-eastern China, Korean Peninsula, eastern Siberia, Lake Baikal, southern Khabarovsk Krai, and Amur River. Currently they are losing habitats in much of their former range. That is to say that amur tigers are turning out to be redundant in their native habitat.