Siberian tiger

noun

: a large endangered tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) formerly inhabiting eastern Siberia to Korea but now much restricted in range

Examples of Siberian tiger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Amur Tiger Center, Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are the largest and one of the rarest tiger subspecies. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 6 Dec. 2023 In 2009, a team of researchers pored over data from the Caspian tiger's DNA and its closest relative, the Siberian tiger and found that the two subspecies were much more similar than previously thought. Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2023 The fans have spoken, and the Toledo Zoo's twin Siberian tiger cubs officially have their names! Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 In the meantime, zoo officials are asking the public to help vote on possible names of the cubs. Options for the Siberian tigers, which are also known as Amur tigers, were picked by the staff who takes care of them. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2023 Plus, more than 20 percent of its annual profits go toward the conservation of snow leopards, Siberian tigers, and other endangered species. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2022 Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are native to eastern Russia. Miranda Jeyaretnam, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Aug. 2023 There are even rumors of a small colony of Siberian tigers living in the zone. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 25 July 2023 Today, there are estimated to be 10 times as many Siberian tigers living in captivity in Texas as in the wild. Byjack Tamisiea, science.org, 4 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Siberian tiger was in 1889

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“Siberian tiger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Siberian%20tiger. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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