Primorsky Krai, bordered by China, North Korea, and warm – though freezing in winter – waters of the Sea of Japan, is the extreme South-Eastern region of Russia. It is stretched in the meridianal direction, the distance from its extreme Northern point to the extreme Southern point totals about 900 kilometers (559 mi). Highlands dominate the territory of the krai. Most of the territory is mountainous, and almost 80% is forested.
The flora and fauna of Primoria is very diverse. The most famous of which is the Amur or Siberia Tiger. The largest of all tigers of the world the the Amur tiger resides in one of its last refuges. Many people living near Ananda Annapurna have claimed to have seen one or seen the tracks of one of these great tigers. One unconfirmed report tells of a male tiger shot in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in 1950 weighing 384.8 kg (848 lb) with an estimated length of 3.48 m (11.4 ft)