Siberian Tiger Quest
"We came across this tiger scat on a ridge top while hiking back from one of Park's hides.Packed full of fur, the scat not only tells you that there was a cat here, but also what it was eating. 80-90% of tiger prey in this part of the world is elk, wild boar, sika deer, and roe deer. But they also eat some surprising animals - like brown bears! In one study, one male tiger ate more brown bears than anything else! Now that's one tough carnivore! I've worked with bears for many years, so this fact really stuck with me! Despite the varied menu, life here is very tough for tigers. The prey population density is very low, which means that the tiger density is too."
Photo: Chris Morgan