Photos of some adorable fat tigers in Siberia Tiger Park in northeast China’s Harbin province have gone viral recently in China. Netizens joked that these chubby cats ate too much during the past week-long of Spring Festival holiday, just like many Chinese people did.
While some raised concerns over the health of these fat tigers, it is in fact the nature of these animals to devour more in order to adapt the acute weather during the winter in Harbin, which could be as low as minus 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. Netizens actually need not worry, as they will gradually become thinner in summer.
Siberian Tiger Park is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world at present, occupying an area of 1,440,000 square meters (355.8 acres). It has stabilized the population of Siberian tigers for decades due to intensive conservation efforts. More than 90 baby tigers were given birth in 2016.