Tiger is the biggest beast of prey in the cat family. Tigers are found in Korea and different other parts of Asia.
They are different in the size of the body, and fur colour and length according to their habitats. According to it, they are divided into such subspecies as Korean tiger, Siberian tiger, Bali tiger and the like, of which the Korean tiger is bigger and more agile and ferocious than other subspecies and is well-known for its beautiful fur pattern.
The body of the Korean tiger is about 2.8 metres long and weighs about 100 to 306 kilograms. The tiger is comparatively bigger than other subspecies.
The back is yellowish brown and the belly and the inside of the four legs are white.
Very unique is the clear black pattern from the brow to the top of the head.
The canines and molars are sharp and the muscles of the cheeks and jaw are well developed. So the biting force is very strong.
The two eyes emitting blue glints, strong paws and tense posture of the tiger raising its head and pricking up its ears show the ferociousness of the intrepid Korean tiger, the “king” of the forest.
In Korea the Paektusan Korean tigers in Samjiyon and Taehongdan Counties of Ryanggang Province have been registered and protected as living monument.
The habitat of the Paektusan Korean tiger is part of the Paektu Plateau with high mountains covered with mixed forests of needle-leaf and broad-leaved trees, many exposed rocks and swamps, providing diverse natural conditions. There are many animals such as antelopes, deer, roe deer, foxes and wolves.
The region is a typical habitat of tigers in Korea as it has favourable living and hunting conditions for getting feed.
The Korean tiger is under international protection