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What is the largest wild cat in the world?

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The largest wild cat in the world is the Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger. Ligers are the world's largest cat, though they cannot breed naturally and are not found in the wild.

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Siberian tigers weigh approximately 660 pounds and are 10.75 feet long. They live in Russia primarily but can also be found in North Korea and China. The Siberian tiger species is an endangered species with only 400 to 500 left in the wild as of 2014 reports National Geographic. The Siberian tiger is particularly strong and powerful, but they have become endangered due to habitat destruction and to hunters. Siberian tigers are often hunted for their body parts, which are used in Chinese traditional medicine, as well as for trophies.

Although the Siberian tiger is a strong predator, it is generally not interested in human beings and tends to avoid them. They are dangerous if they do feel like attacking a human though and can eat humans, warns the National Geographic.

The largest cat in the world, the liger, is a mixture of a tiger such as a Siberian tiger and a lion. These cats grow to be approximately 922 pounds and 10.9 feet long.

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