Amur tigress Kazachka was sent to a Siberian zoo
The tigress, captured on 2 February 2018 near Aleksei-Nikolskoye village in Primorye, was considered unfit for release into the wild.
Let’s recall that this conflict tigress made a lot of noise in winter 2018 nearby Aleksei-Nikolskoye village in Primorye. More than half a year she had been going through the course of rehabilitation with her cubs in the Rehab Center in Alekseevka village.
Pavel Fomenko reports from the site
In March 2018 Pavel Fomenko, the staff of WWF Russia, during the process of vaccination of tigers was attacked by Kazachka. Most likely she felt there was a possible threat to the cubs. The speed of tiger attack is about 80 km/h, the fence was broken down and the animal has injured Pavel’s head and shoulder. Fortunately, Pavel has survived. The doctors of Primorye saved his life, and one month ago he had another serious surgery at the hospital in Moscow. This tragic case has made to draw a special attention to safety control for the people who work with predators. At present Pavel Fomenko coordinates the work on improvement of the enclosures with conflict tigers.
Two cubs of Kazachka are staying in the Rehab Center. Actually, they are already grown up young hunters ready for life in the wild. In case of a successful rehabilitation and passing all necessary tests, two female tiger cubs will be released into the wild in spring 2019.
The Amur tiger conservation projects in the Russian Far East are implemented with support of the Amur Tiger Center and WWF Russia.