“Our specialists have just returned from the field trip during which they checked camera traps installed in the wildlife refuge. Tiger Boris and tigress Svetlaya have been living together for two years there. During this period they formed such a strong bond with each other and found their stable home range”, says Katerina Blidchenko, senior scientific researcher of PRNCO “Tiger Centre” and Land of the Leopard National Park.
«And finally, the cubs were born to Amur tigers Svetlaya and Borya! So far, we do not know the exact number of cubs. When passing by camera traps, the young ones hides behind their mother, but we managed to see little paws!
This event is unique not only because the cubs were born to the tigers returned to the wild by people, but also because the tigers have formed a couple on their own! The tiger Boris was released 500 km away from tigress Svetlaya, but one year after they met each other!
We express deep appreciation to our partners for their help and support!”
Monitoring activities are carried out by specialists of the Centre for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals, Hunting Management Department of Jewish Autonomous Province, Wildlife Conservation Society, A.N Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution (Russian Academy of Sciences), Bastak and Khingansky nature reserves, and Zhuravliny Wildlife Refuge with financial support from International Fund for Animals Welfare (IFAW) and the Phoenix Fund.