Tiger tragedy in Khabarovsky Province
Pavel Fomenko, head of rare species conservation unit at WWF Russia Amur branch, considers the situation as extraordinary and requiring a close study, “Similar case of tiger attacking dogs and cattle was registered in Khabarovsky Province in 2012. That time the actions of the man were justified. Today we probably deal with the situation when the man had to kill the predator who threatened his life.”
The tiger male was quite aged and had health problems. According to preliminary expert estimates when attacking the man the tiger was very weak and was not of a real threat to the villager. But the person got scared, which is natural for a human being. The legality of the man’s actions will be assessed after the investigation and establishing all the circumstances of the accident.