Tiger family is doing well in Evreiskaya Province
The Amur tigers, Boris and Svetlaya and their two cubs, feel themselves happy and safe. Such was the conclusion of the Amur Tiger Centre, the Rahabilitation Centre TIGR, Evreiskaya Province Wildlife Management Department, and WWF Russia specialists after the analysis of pictures and video captured by camera traps in Zhuravliny Wildlife Refuge.
Svetlaya were released back into the nature in Evreiskaya and Amurskaya
Provinces in 2014 after a course of rehabilitation. On top of everything
Vladimir Putin, the President, participated in Boris’s release. Having covered
500 kilometers of the taiga the mates found each other several years after the
releases. They met for the first time in 2015 and coupled at once to feel the
joy of being together and keep specialists excited.
family was filmed by camera traps. According to the data, the cubs of their
first litter are staying within their parents hunting area. They leave lots of
marks while Boris and Svetlaya follow the cubs’ trails and leave their marks.
Such communication “tools” mean that peace and mutual understanding reigns in
the family. All the cats feel good. They are well nourished meaning there is
plenty of food in the area and they are skillful hunters.
the field trip locations of Saikhan, the male released in Evreiskaya Province
last spring. The specialists found the remains of two wild boars which proves
that the young mail has adopted to the new environment successfully. He has
returned to the place of release and right away is within one day march to the
female from Lazo.
In the area
there is one more tiger – tigress Filippa. In fact she is the one we have no
fresh information about as her radio collar stopped working in October 2018 and
there are no camera traps in her hunting area. To have all the data about the
tigers of Evreiaskaya Province our partner organizations plan to enlarge the
network of camera traps.
be noted that the Amur Tiger Centre and WWF Russia support the monitoring
program of Amur tigers reintroduced in Evreiskaya Province and provide support
to the provincial Wildlife Management Department.
monitoring results demonstrate that the tiger numbers has increased in
Evreiskaya Province, due to the reintroduced tigers as well.