Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica
) in the Schönbrunn Tiergarten, in Vienna.
Highly endangered, these magnificent animals have been living on the brink of extinction since the 1940s. The species basically only survives in the Russian Far East thanks to intensive conservation efforts. The Siberian tiger population appears now to have stabilized at less than 500 individuals.
The Siberian or Amur tigers form the largest subspecies of the tiger, with an average size of about 2m and weighing up to 360kg. Read more on the WWF website