|Year of the Tiger: Siberian Tiger|
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Since this is the year of the Tiger in the Chinese astrological calendar, I've wanted for some time to do a painting of a Siberian Tiger. Siberian tigers live in eastern Russia with perhaps as few as several dozen still living in China and North Korea. They are an endangered species with probably only 400-500 still living in the wild. Even though they live in the harsh northern climate of Siberia and northern Manchuria (China and Korea), they do have the advantage of living in an environment with a very low human density.
It is very difficult, if not impossible now to see a Siberian Tiger in the wild in China. The best place to see them up close is in Harbin's Siberian Tiger Park. They are sometimes referred to as the “Amur” tiger or "Manchurian" tiger because of the location of their environment. Seeing one of these great tigers for the first time can be an awe inspiring event.
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