How Heavy Is a Tiger?

June 1, 2023

Tigers are one of the most powerful, beautiful, and dangerous predators on the planet. Their orange fur and dark vertical stripes with a white underbelly make them instantly recognizable. Tigers are solitary creatures and fiercely territorial, protecting their own areas. As they are a threatened species, it is less likely that you will see them in the wild than at zoos and wildlife parks. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get a look at these magnificent beasts.

When it comes to tiger weight, the answer is that it depends on the type of tiger. There are two main types of tigers, continental and sunda island, with subspecies of each that vary in size and appearance. Male tigers are typically larger and heavier than females. Geographic location is also an important factor, with tigers residing in different parts of the world having distinct tiger weights.

Despite the wide variation in tiger weights, there are some general trends. Bengal tigers, for example, tend to be the heaviest with males reaching up to 389 pounds and females weighing up to 297 pounds. The biggest tiger ever recorded was an Amur tiger that weighed 489 pounds.

Siberian tigers are another heavyweight, with males reaching up to 550 pounds and females weighing up to 340 pounds. This is also a very dangerous subspecies that is declining in numbers with just over 300 of them left in the world. The South China tiger, on the other hand, is much smaller. According to historical data, they reached a tiger length of 106-116 inches for males and 94-102 for females.


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