Two grown-up tiger cubs are moving to the northwest of tiger range
recall that early in 2018 a tigress got into habit to steal dogs from the
village of Aleksei-Nikolskoye in Primorsky Province. The predator’s behavior
was untypical; she wasn’t scared by vehicles, or by flashlights, nor even by
people’s shouts. On February 2, the Conflict Resolution Group of the Primorsky
Wildlife Management Department with the support of nature conservation
organizations managed to capture the young female tiger and place her in the
Rehab Center. Her two cubs were captured later on February 20 and March 8, and
also put to the same Rehab Centre.
The mother tigress named Kazachka in the transporting cage after capture
The rescue operation was carried out by the Primorsky Wildlife Management Department’s specialists, the Amur Tiger Center, WWF Russia and Rehabilitation Centre “Tigr”, with the support of the local villagers.
At first, the priority task after rescuing was the cubs’ recovery to physiologically normal state as they were too exhausted. Then a long and hard work on their rehabilitation in the enclosures followed. The cubs were accustomed to carnivorous diet and were trained to primary hunting skills and adequate reaction towards various disturbances and humans.
With much regret, their mother was considered unfit for the wildlife and she She was placed to one of the Russian zoos. That is why the cubs got over the most part of the rehabilitation period independently.
Finally, the recommendations of the working group were submitted to the Rosprirodnadzor for making decision on the cubs release into the wild.