Siberian Tiger : Endangered and in need of your Help


Siberian (Amur) tiger (Panthera Tigris Altaica): endangered and in need of your help


How You Can Help


Siberian tigers (also called Amur tigers because their natural habitat is located near the mighty Amur river forming the border between the Russian Far East and Northeastern China) are the largest of the living cats. Their average weight is 500-700 pounds, and the length of their body is 8-10 feet. The record weight for this species is 845 pounds. These animals can be easily recognized by their remarkable coat, which is long, dense and very warm.

Siberian tigers are endangered. Once freely roaming across the Russian Far East, the Koreas and China, they were hunted to the brink of extinction in the early 1900’s. Having recovered somewhat in the 20th century, the Siberian tiger, once numbering as many as 2,000, now has an estimated population of only 500 to 550 in the wild.

The biggest threat to tigers has been from the Asian medicine market. Some societies believe that the body parts of the tiger, used as medicines, will cure them when they are sick. There is no proof that tiger parts cure anything, but still many people believe that they do.

In the past five years alone, more than 200 Siberian tigers have been killed illegally for this medicine market. At present, Russia is the only country in the world still harboring a significant population of Siberian tigers in the wild. A system of national parks and wildlife refuges has been established in Siberia to help the tigers survive and raise their young.

There is a number of Russian and international organizations that have programs to help save the Siberian tiger. All of them need your help and support. We think that you should know that every purchase of Siberian Tiger Naturals wholesome extra virgin oils supports the goal of saving this magnificent Northern cat from extinction, and bringing its population to a sustainable level. One of the most well-known and reputable international organizations working to help the Siberian tiger is the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It would be really wonderful if all of us could join forces in this important effort. The eyes of the Siberian tiger are the brightest of any animal on earth. At dusk, or in the beam of a torch, they blaze back the ambient light with awe-inspiring intensity. It would be a tragedy if we allow that magical fire to burn out.

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