Pavel Fomenko from WWF Russia suffered in the accident during vaccination of Amur tigers
At present, there are six tigers in the rehabilitation center. And among them is tiger family: mom and her two cubs that were caught nearby the village of Aleksey-Nikolskoye.
Animals are regularly treated with
veterinary inspection and other medical procedures. Such events are organized
by the Primorsky Province Hunting Department, engaging veterinarians and
experts from environmental organizations. So on March 13 during a routine
vaccination of tigers. Pavel Fomenko, an honored worker of nature conservation
in Russia, the man devoted 30 years of his life to the preservation of the Amur
tiger, participated in it as usual according to a many-year tradition.
At some moment, Pavel Fomenko found
himself in the insecure territory of the enclosure. The tigress from
Aleksey-Nikolskoye regarded his close presence as a threat and rushed to
protect her cubs. The attack was short, but the tigress did injured Pavel.