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Modern weights and measurements on wild tigers

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4600 metres is insane! (Just to put that in perspective, Mount Blanc is 4800 metres). The oxygen level is about 50% of what it is at sea level. I think the previous record was 4100 metres. The tree line barely exists after 3750 metres. That is snow leopard zone, even leopards don’t venture this high. 

The amount of calories burnt just walking is doubled and then they would have to hunt and eat more just to maintain that size.

I am sure just like Sundarbans tigers, these ones have also evolved some morphological changes to survive.
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@Pckts Here is the recording of the online webinar, you can listen - 



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(12-09-2015, 10:50 PM)GuateGojira Wrote: Wow, what a great eye @phatio, you have a good perception. Joking 

So, they do measured Ustad, the problem is which are its measurements, are they going to publish them?

Hey Guate nice to meet you! I just wanted to know if the tigers from Hewett 1938 were adjusted or not. The book said the animals were measured after they gorged themselves on a kill and there is no way to guess how much weight did the kill added to the normal weight of those tigers. Still, if they were adjusted please let me know with a proof. 

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3 Siberian Tigers

From the Study done by the Project Ecology of Amur Tigers in Primorye in 2006 for a new telemetry-based field research project to collect ecological data on Amur tigers and leopards in southwestern Primorski Krai.

https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files...dFINAL.pdf

NOTE: There are 2 male Amur leopards included in the table also captured for the research.


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Rather small sized (height/length wise) male tiger translocated from Corbett to Rajaji 

Age - 6 years

Headbody length = 67 inches / 170.18 cms
Total length = 8 ft 9 inches / 266.7 cms
Shoulder height (extended paw) = 38 inches / 96.52 cms ;; (subtracting the paw length) = 81.28 cms
Weight = 215 kgs




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(01-15-2021, 12:43 AM)Khan85 Wrote: Rather small sized (height/length wise) male tiger translocated from Corbett to Rajaji 

Age - 6 years

Headbody length = 67 inches / 170.18 cms
Total length = 8 ft 9 inches / 266.7 cms
Shoulder height (extended paw) = 38 inches / 96.52 cms
Weight = 215 kgs




Very heavy for his body dimensions though
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(01-15-2021, 01:51 AM)Pckts Wrote:
(01-15-2021, 12:43 AM)Khan85 Wrote: Rather small sized (height/length wise) male tiger translocated from Corbett to Rajaji 

Age - 6 years

Headbody length = 67 inches / 170.18 cms
Total length = 8 ft 9 inches / 266.7 cms
Shoulder height (extended paw) = 38 inches / 96.52 cms
Weight = 215 kgs




Very heavy for his body dimensions though

yea i'm thinking the same he has the dimensions of a tigress.
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I was also surprised for his weight for the dimensions he has. Just a guess from my side, there could be some mistake in his age. Maybe he had some more room to grow, who knows.170 cms is undoubtedly tigress category and ~7 cms less than sunderban tigers, somewhat seems impossible for a 215 kg tiger

Edit - At 3:42 the guy actually said "aur lamba hoga" meaning "he will grow more", so they probably gauged his age wrong

Another thing, perfectly shaped ridges can be seen on the canines (seen in subadults / young adults), which gets rounded off in adults.

And, I subtracted the paw pad length from the total shoulder height to get a tentative standing height.
38 inches - 6 inches = 32 inches / 81.28 cms

81.28 cms, that is too short for an adult tiger, even tigress are taller by 7 cms.
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172.45 kg Young Bengal male on empty stomach rescued from Abandoned Rubber Factory in Bareilly.

https://www.wti.org.in/news/wti-and-up-f...-bareilly/

Although injured, the tiger did not attack any human and was surviving on natural prey in and around the rubber factory.


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The tunnel was located inside a 50×20 foot room with old power panels on the inside perimeter. Yesterday, when the tiger was finally visible during the day, the team attempted to tranquillise it, which initially proved difficult. “The tiger was wary and slightly agitated due to the presence of humans, which made the operation very challenging. Three doses of darts had to be shot to completely sedate the animal”, said WTI Veterinarian Dr Reetika Maheshwari, who successfully tranquillised the animal at around 2.00pm.



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The young male had injured right forelimb.

By Dr Mayukh Chatterjee


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Due to the injuries he was taken to a zoo.

Given its injuries, the tiger’s immediate release back into the wild could not be recommended, and it was decided that the animal would be moved to Kanpur zoo for further assessment. “Although injured, the tiger did not attack any human and was surviving on natural prey in and around the rubber factory. Such cases outline the behaviour of these elusive big cats who try to avoid encounters with humans as far as possible” said Dr Chatterjee.

WTI operates two Rapid Response Teams and a long-term project, the Terai Tiger Project (with support from the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and the US Fish and Wildlife Service), to mitigate conflict between humans and big cats in the Dudhwa-Pilibhit landscape. Since 2009, the project team has rescued nine tigers from 37 human-tiger conflict situations, with four tigers successfully released back into the wild.


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Panna's T3 - He peaked 240kg at his prime.


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Hi Pckts, you remember me? I am the guy who publishes size comparisons and who sent the image of the 103 kg leopard.
I wanted to ask you a question. Many sites saybthat bengal tigers average 226 kgs while others say that males average 235 kgs and that  as example, Kaziranga Bengal tigers average around 250 kgs because of high prey presence and conservation efforts.

Which of these is true? And also, about siberian tigers, is it true that today they average only 174-203 kgs and that an amur tiger above 220 kg is rare? Are bengal tigers the biggest today?
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(02-15-2021, 05:42 PM)LoveAnimals Wrote: @Pckts
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Hi Pckts, you remember me? I am the guy who publishes size comparisons and who sent the image of the 103 kg leopard.
I wanted to ask you a question. Many sites saybthat bengal tigers average 226 kgs while others say that males average 235 kgs and that  as example, Kaziranga Bengal tigers average around 250 kgs because of high prey presence and conservation efforts.

Which of these is true? And also, about siberian tigers, is it true that today they average only 174-203 kgs and that an amur tiger above 220 kg is rare? Are bengal tigers the biggest today?

"Bengal" is a very broad term.
Depending on the location, Bengals can be different sizes but generally an average male from C/S India will be between 185kg-220kg with larger males being 225kg plus. 
Also depending on if the animal is empty or not will make a difference too.

Kaziranga males haven't been weighed so we can only make estimates but my opinion is that they're probably the heaviest Tigers alive today with Terai Boys in the mix too. 
Amurs are smaller today but it's a very minimal data base, I have little doubt that if we'd have more weights to go off of I'm sure they'd have some larger weights. If their captive genes are anything to go off of then I'm sure wild ones can still get large too. 
In terms of weight, Bengals are the largest Tigers alive today.


Hope this helps
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Thank you! So I musn't trust Wikipedia that says they average from 227 to 235 kg.

Thanks for the information
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(02-15-2021, 11:29 PM)LoveAnimals Wrote: Thank you! So I musn't trust Wikipedia that says they average from 227 to 235 kg.

Thanks for the information

235 kg came from a sample in Terai, it is real and reliable data (the animals were later adjusted and bit less than 235 kg)

But discussion about adjusting is useless as a large portion of food eaten is assimilated into body, thanks to high metabolism of felines. So adjusting is okay to be done only if the animal was captured right after eating.

Looking at data from scientific sources/modern sources with age of the animals known, average was 220 kg
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A 3 years old male Amur tiger, was caught in the Pozharsky District, Primorsky Territory, last Sunday (07/03/2021), an extremely undersized young specimen, which weighed 110 kg, veterinarians mentioned that it can gain up to 20 kg of weight when recovering, I do not know the measurements regarding its body size.
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