Northeast Tiger Forest Park

Tiger, Tiger, Burning bright....

Tiger, Tiger, Burning bright.... by Keven Law. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

This is the worlds largest artificial breading centre for Tigers. Most of the tigers here as the Northeast Tiger (Siberian Tiger or Amur Tiger) which was once native to most of North East China but now reduces to critically endangered numbers both in China, and over the border in Russia.  The centre covers some 1.4 million square metres. 

Tours start with a trip around the park, through the cages, by tour bus. This allows visitors to get close to the tigers. After you can walk around and elevated walk way to view the tigers, lions and other large cats. Attendants offer the chance for you to fee the tigers for a small fee. A live chicken is attached to a fishing pole which you can dangle into the cage and watch the tigers rapidly kill and eat it. Not an activity for the squeamish.

Map showing location of Northeast Tiger Forest Park

Above: Location of Northeast Tiger Forest Park in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China