Some facts about Amur tigers

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 26 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

The Amur tiger, formerly known as the Siberian tiger, is listed as a critically endangered species.

Amur tigers are the largest of all the cat species, with the males weighing between 400 and 650 pounds and measuring up to 11 feet long.

In the wild, Amur tigers are found in the snow-covered forests of eastern Russia and northeastern China.

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