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People try to save from death tiger female wounded in Khabarovsky Province

07 march 2018
Today, in the Alekseevka Rehabilitation Center the wounded tiger female transported from Khabarovsky Province was operated.

On March 6, he Khabarovsky Province Hunting Department’ helpline got a call from a logging truck driver saying that not far from the village of Yuzhny, he saw an allegedly wounded tiger laying on a road of Motaisky Nature Refuge. The group of rangers accompanied by the Amur Tiger Centre staff and the Police went to the site immediately. When the team reached the site they found several bloody tiger beds along the road and tiger pugmarks that have lead the rangers to the animal.

Tigress wounded in Khabarovsky province
Wildlife Management Committee of Khabarovsky province
“The tigress prints in the snow clearly showed us that the cat was wounded, that it was hard to her to move along and that she used only three her legs in doing so. The animal was physically not able to get far. We have found her 300 meters close to the road. We sedated her and transported to Primorye Rehab Centre for medical examination and treatment,” notes Yury Kolpak, head of species conservation unit at Khabarovsky Province Hunting Department.

It is a tigress of about 5-6 years old. She is in a good health conditions, and most probably had cubs earlier. There are evidences of gun shots on her body. 

Tigress wounded in Khabarovsky province
Wildlife Management Committee of Khabarovsky province
“Today we made medical examination and performed an operation on a tiger female that was allegedly shot by a gun. Specialists tried to find out how serious the wounds are. In any case, as there are serious health problems the second surgery will be needed. After the operation, the tiger has been placed into the quarantine box to be thoroughly and intensively monitored within the next three days. Meanwhile, we will consult the Moscow-based vets to decide which medical treatment to choose. Most probably, osteoplasty might be required. But there are practically no chances for this big cat to be released back into the wild,” notes Pavel Fomenko, head of rare species conservation unit at WWF-Russia Amur branch, honored conservationist of Russia.
Tigress wounded in Khabarovsky province
WWF Russia

Specialists from Khabarovsky and Primorsky Provinces Hunting Departments, Alekseevka Rehabilitation Centre, WWF-Russia, the Amur Tiger Center, as well as vets from Vladivostok Veterinarian Service and Diagnostic Centre at Primorskya Agriculture Academy took part in the operation.

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