Monday, January 23, 2012

Plastic White Siberian Tiger

THIS 'white Russian' don't abide!

Our Plastic White Siberian Tiger

This engaging, realistic-looking plastic white Siberian tiger replica is made of somewhat flexible plastic. This replica has detailed fur and an attractive realistic pose. This Siberian tiger miniature makes for a nice pet, fits into a shoebox diorama, or serves as a great collectible. It is 10 inches long and 4 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder, with white and black fur. All the majesty and power of the real thing without the food costs! Check out our other tiger toys and gifts.

About Siberian tigers

Also known as the Amur tiger, the Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a subspecies of tiger found in the Russian far east. This subspecies represents one of the largest cats to have ever lived on Earth, with an average male body length of over six feet and a typical male weight of 475 pounds. Siberian tigers are distinquished from other large felids by an unusually large and heavily-reinforced skull. Primary prey for the Siberian tiger include deer, wild pigs, and a small proportion of moose.

The commonly-held belief that the Siberian tiger exists with a white coat, rather than orange or rusty colored fur, is false. Tigers with white coats are not a species or subspecies on their own...the white coloration is a mutation of the tiger's natural coloration. While white-coated tigers are bred in captivity in large numbers for sale to zoos and circus-style shows, the white coloration is extremely rare in wild tigers.

In 2005, there was a breeding population of about 250 Amur tigers in the Russian far east, with an overall population of less than 400 and declining. Intense conservation efforts to preserve the Siberian tiger have been underway for more than 15 years.

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