It all started with an idea to arrange a family day in Tallinn Zoo for our collegues and their families. And nobody really expected it to evolve into something as meaningful and profound as starting a sponsorship for one of the Tallinn Zoo Amur tigers named Pootsman.
The Amur tiger (formerly known as the Siberian tiger) is one of the largest cats in the world and is found only in the Russian Far East with a small number ranging across the border into China and possibly North Korea.
The tiger Pootsman was brought to Tallinn from Moscow Zoo at the end of the year 2012. This young male is less than three years of age and he is a very valuable animal for breeding purposes as both his parents are from the wild.
Amur tigers are one of the larger tiger sub-species. Average weight for males is 160-190kg, while females are smaller, at 110-130kg.
Amur tiger’s coat colour is a lighter orange compared to other tiger sub-species and it becomes even more evident in winter. The bright coat colour along with the black stripes have a slight resemblance to our pipes’ interior colour and outside structure. Should one search for an animal to be the patron of our company, tiger is the first that leaps into mind.
The small wild population of Amur tigers has led to them being classified as endangered species and this is mainly the result of human activity. Fortunately the Amur tiger has gained protection and started to recover in numbers due to the intensive conservation efforts.
Starting from October 2013 Krah Pipes OÜ is yet another supporter of the conservation of the Amur tiger.
Cooperation empowers the efforts made and we are proud and honoured to be part of the Amur tiger conservation program.