A secret of Cinderella’s second litter is out
Zolushka was rescued from death at the age of 5-6 months in the
southwestern Primorye in 2012. After the course of rehabilitation at the Rehab
Center in Alekseevka she was released into the wild in the Bastak Nature
Reserve in 2013 to mate a local tiger male.
The appearance of one more female has a great importance. They do not compete for the territory. Mother-tigress can share a part of her hunting plot with her daughter. The young tigress will not have to look for a new territory to settle and will not face additional risks thus increasing the reproductive success.
Conservation of the Amur tiger in the Russian Far East is supported by the Amur Tiger Centre and WWF Russia.