Amur Tiger

(Panthera tigris altaica)

Seneca Park Zoo is home to one female Amur tiger, Katya, who was born here in 2005. Amur tigers were formerly known as Siberian tigers, but these tigers are not native to Siberia and actually inhabit the area around the Amur River Valley. The name change occurred to accurately reflect the true origin of this large cat.

Animal Facts


Tigers eat deer, elk, antelope, and wild boar.

Status in The Wild

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status

Amur tigers can be found in Coniferous and taiga forests and bush mountains in southeastern Russia, northeastern China and north regions of Korea.

Amur tiger population is estimated at around 360 individuals. In accordance with the Species Survival Plan (SSP), Seneca Park Zoo seeks to conserve the Amur tiger in human care through preservation of breeding populations. In the United States, 137 such tigers are part of the SSP.