4-month-old tiger cub found in Khasan district

30.12.2015

Today, on December 30, specialists of Land of the Leopard National Park reportedly have rescued a 4-month-old tiger cub that appeared for unknown reasons without its mother on a farmer’s yard in Filippovka village, Khasan district of Primorye. At present, the emaciated animal is kept at the Primorskii Regional Non-commercial Organization «The Center for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals» (PRNCO «Tiger Centre») in Alekseevka village.

Photo: Land of the Leopard National Park

Photo: Land of the Leopard National Park

A villager informed the specialists of the Land of the Leopard National Park about the endangered tiger cub. Searching for food, the tiger appeared on the man’s vegetable garden where domestic dogs attacked the young predator. Luckily, the man managed to part the animals and save the endangered tiger cub. Immediately, he informed about the incident and although the case occurred in the middle of the night, a group of specialists from Land of the Leopard National Park, Primorskii Regional Non-commercial Organization «The Center for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals» (PRNCO «Tiger Centre») and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) went to the place. Taking into account that the tiger cub was extremely exhausted and was injured by dogs, it was decided to place it at an isolation quarantine unit of the Centre in Alekseevka.

Photo: Land of the Leopard National Park

Photo: Land of the Leopard National Park

«Examination of the cub proved that it was a 4-month-old tigress”, says Centre’s veterinary Ekaterina Blidchenko. “It was extreamely exhausted. Now, the animal is receiving veterinary medical care, and it is in stable condition. It began to eat, and we hope it health improves, but it is too early to make any forecast about its fate”.

The Phoenix Fund is ready to help the Centre rehabilitate the tiger cub. We hope that the young tigress will quickly recover and in case of successful rehabilitation it will return back into the wild.

Now, the specialists of Land of the Leopard National Park are examining the territory around the place where the cub was discovered. They are looking for tracks of other tigers, including ones of brothers and sisters of the rescued animal. Just a few weeks ago, tiger cubs were seen on a road.

Source: Land of the Leopard National Park
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