People managed to rescue and reunite Amur tiger family
The village of Aleksei-Nikolskoye located less than 40 km away from Ussuriisk became the center of human-tiger conflict early in January. The predator got into habit to steal dogs from the villagers. Measures to scare the tiger away did not help – the animal behavior was not typical, it was frightened neither by the flashlights nor by people’s shouts. To protect the villagers from any possible encounters with the dangerous animal and to save the tiger from the bullet, it was decided to capture it. On February 2, the Conflict Resolution Group of the Primorsky Province Hunting Department with the support of public organizations managed to capture the young female tiger and place her in the Alekseevka Rehabilitation Center.
But it was not the end of the story. The experts had to know whether she had cubs. Was she stealing the dogs and taking them away from the village instead of eating her easy prey habitually right on the site to feed her cubs?
The search for allegedly existing
cubs began the day after the tigress capture. It was not easy because there was
practically no snow on the surrounding fields.
Staff of Hunting Department split
into groups started to search the area and found tracks of a cub and a bed,
arranged by its mother in a tall grass. Later it became clear that there are
two cubs. Thanks to the joint efforts the cubs were captured and placed in the
Alekseevka Rehabilitation Center. They turned out to be two females 6-7 month
old. From the visual check the cubs looked healthy and well-fed. All necessary
tests were taken.