Get to Know Tigers at the Calgary Zoo
Visit the Calgary Zoo’s tigers and you can’t help but notice their size – they’re the biggest cats in the world. But size isn’t their only advantage – tigers are actually a bit like superheroes. With night vision, laser-sharp senses, camouflaging colour and rapid-fire agility, they’re tailor-made for stealthy nighttime hunting trips. Want to get in on the action? Come catch a glimpse of our three tigers – Baikal, Katja, and Kira – in the daylight, of course.
Tigers are great swimmers and can even swim across lakes and rivers.
Here's where we call home
Eastern Russia Amur tigers, once known as Siberian tigers, were originally named because they were found throughout much of Siberia. Today, their territory has shrunk to a small area in northeastern Russia called the Amur Valley.
At a Glance
Panthera tigris altaica
100 - 306 kg (220 - 673 lb.)
Length of 305 - 366 cm (10 - 12 ft.)
Vast woodlands of northern birch forests
Mainly wild boar, deer, antelope, buffalo or gaur