The number of tigers in an area depends on the number of prey that live there. A female tiger has a territory of one hundred to four hundred square kilometres. A male's territory overlaps the territory of a number of females and has a surface area of one thousand to three thousand square kilometres. Tigers mark their territory with urine, excrement and scratch marks. In mating season they meet each other on the edge of their territory. The rest of the time they go through life alone. The young stay with their mother for around two years.
The Tiger as a Pharmacy
There are now only around four hundred Siberian tigers living in the wild. The two biggest threats are poaching and the disappearance of a suitable habitat, in particular because of trees being cut down 'deforestation'. Traditional Asian medicine uses a lot of 'medicines' that contain parts of a tiger's body.