For nature and wildlife filmmakers, filming a siberian tiger is a rare treat Follow Me on Pinterest
The Siberian tiger is one of the world’s largest cats, but there are only a few hundred of them that exist, because they are considered endangered animals. To see life through a Siberian tiger’s eye, you would have to go to remote places like far east Russia to film these rare creatures. The Siberian tiger is sometimes called the Amur tiger, and there are only four to five hundred of them in existence and they are all located in a small area that runs from Far East Russia through China. These countries are some of the best places to film wildlife because all different kinds of animals live and have habitats in them. The Siberian tiger is named so because of the cold climate it lives in, but unlike the myth that a Siberian tiger’s coat turns white in the wintertime, they actually don’t and are the normal orange and black. There have been some sightings of white Siberians, but the white tiger is a mutation in the genes, and many of these colored tigers are found in the Bengal tiger subspecies rather than the Siberian tiger.

A Siberian Tiger crouches in the tall grass Follow Me on Pinterest

A Siberian Tiger crouches in the tall grass

The habitats where Siberian tigers live, whether in the wild or at a zoo, are some of the best places to film wildlife, and the Siberian tiger is a beautiful animal to film because they are strong and noble creatures. A filmmaker or photographer can easily find the Siberian tiger at a zoo or in a wildlife reserve, but to be able to film them in their natural habitat makes the experience better. Siberian tigers are known to have large territories, and there is usually only one tiger per territory, so a filmmaker or photographer would have to do long searches to find them because they avoid humans as much as possible, and are very stealthy animals. Also, the tiger’s unique coat of orange and black, which you would think would make them stand out, blends into their environment and camouflages them which also makes them difficult to find. All three countries that the Siberian tiger’s reside in have some of the best places to film wildlife, because all three countries of Russia, China, and North Korea contain beautiful habitats for nature such as mountains, forests, jungles, and plains; and tigers reside in all of these habitats.

The Siberian tiger travels alone and owns large territories of up to 4,000 square miles, which are marked by scent because the Siberian has a high sense of smell, and they are able to know if a rival is in their territory by using scent. The Siberian’s coat is thicker than any other tiger subspecies this is because of the cold climate they live in. Their coat is a distinct color for an animal and is orange with black stripes, and a fascinating fat about their stripes is that there are no two that are alike, which is similar to fingerprints. The Siberian tiger is the largest cat of the tiger family and males can grow up to eleven feet weighing about 600 pounds. The female Siberian tiger grows smaller than the male to about nine feet long, and weighs around 370 pounds. A white Siberian tiger will weigh more and grow larger than the normal ones because all white tiger’s are larger in size. Some of the best places to film wildlife are in the Siberian tiger’s territory, and there is a variety of animals living within their area, so the Siberian has a large amount of prey to hunt, and they will travel miles to hunt for their food. Tiger’s will hunt large animals like elk, wild boar, or deer, but they will also go after smaller animals if needed such as rabbits, mice, birds, and fish.