Siberian Tiger

Outrage over Jilin, Zhejiang tiger abuse

A screenshot shows a visitor posing for photos while sitting on top of a tiger cub tied to a wooden table in Jilin. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A Chinese tiger park has sought to quell public anger after images of holidaymakers sitting astride a strapped-down cub prompted outrage online, state media said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 3:42pm 1 comment

The Siberian tiger

Largest species

The Siberian tiger is the largest tiger in the world. It was also found on northeast mainland, and it is called the dongbei hu () in Chinese. Sometimes it's called the Amur tiger. The Amur is a river that divides northeastern mainland from Siberia.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Bad medicine

It's feeding time at a zoo in southwest China and a huddle of tourists, some of them clasping young children, peer down from a concrete walkway into a shabby grass enclosure. Standing bewildered and alone in the centre of the enclosure, a calf is gazing wide-eyed towards a steel gate at the perimeter.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Safari park's escaped tiger goes home alone

A rare Siberian tiger that escaped from a safari park in northeastern Jilin province returned home on its own after eluding police and park officials for more than 60 hours.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Cruise ship urged to upgrade tiger's 'abysmal' quarters

Animal welfare groups have called for the accommodation of a Siberian white tiger to be upgraded to the same level of luxury enjoyed by other passengers on board the cruise ship SuperStar Leo.

30 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Tigers getting used to captivity

I refer to the United Press International (UPI) report on Liu Xinchen and the Hengdaohezi tiger breeding facility, headlined, 'Tiger breeding project on brink of extinction' (South China Morning Post, December 23).

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am