The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Amur tiger, is the largest of tiger subspecies. Wild Siberian tigers are found in the Primosky and Khabarovski Krais areas of the Russian Far East, with another small population of about 35 occurring on the Russia-China border. They can weigh up to 660 pounds with males growing up to more than 10.5 ft from head to tail. This photo shows brother Siberian tiger cubs playing hide and seek. (Helen E. Grose - Dreamstime)
Also known as the the Corbett's tiger, the Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is found in areas of Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Thailand. Their hides are a darker shade of orange than other subspecies of tigers, and their stripes act as camouflage to help the tigers hide from their prey.
The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) was only identified as a separate subspecies from the Indochinese tiger in 2004. Although very similar to the Indochinese tiger, the Malayan tiger is smaller in size. It is found exclusively in the moist subtropical forests in the southern tip of Thailand and peninsular Malaysia in Southeast Asia, according to Panthera, Inc. (Kitsen - Dreamstime)
97% of the tiger population has disappeared in the last century. Only 3,200 of these majestic creatures remain in the wild. All tiger species are now considered endangered, due in large part to the market for their pelts, meat and body parts. Originally there were nine subspecies of tigers, but over the last 80 years three have become completely extinct. The remaining six species are all considered endangered or critically endangered. Photograph: Vulcan Inc.
This photo of a white Bengal tiger was taken on March 17, 2010. Its striking white coat is caused by a double recessive allele in its genetic makeup, and occurs naturally only once in every 10,000 births.