A conflict tiger captured on the Bikin River bank
The local villagers were the first to notice a tiger lying on the river bank and not trying to run away from the drifting by boats. The staff of Primorsky Wildlife Department got the video with the strange tiger on October 19, and realized at once that something was wrong with the predator. Luckily, the tiger neither attacked people nor reacted to irritators. An urgent decision was made to go to the site to find out what happened to the tiger.
Inspectors took blood samples and other biological materials on the site for further research. The animal was transported to the Utyos Rehabilitation Center in Khabarovsky Province to be meticulously examined and to figure out the reason of his abnormal behavior.
The Amur tiger conservation in the Russian Far East is being done with the support of WWF Russia and Amur Tiger Centre.