Two Amur cubs head back to the wild

  • June 5, 2014

 

“Today was an important day at the Centre for the Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals in the Alexeyevka village,” says Sergei Bereznuk.”Experts had to catch the tigers inside their enclosures, measure and weigh them and load them into their transport cages. We immobilized the male tiger named Ustin by 10am, but the rather cautious female tiger Svetlaya hid successfully until 1pm! Both tigers are healthy with the male and female weighing 140kg and 105kg, respectively. We were delighted to send Ustin and Svetlaya towards an independent life in the wild that they were prepared for thanks to the combined efforts of tiger specialists, NGOs, nature conservation agencies and people who donated money for the tigers’ rehabilitation.

“Once doomed to die, orphaned cubs now receive a new lease of life, and they will be able to roam free and unhindered in their new home. Hopefully, Ustin and Svetlaya, along with Cinderella, Boriya, Kuziya and Ilona who were released earlier, will live a long life, never meet poachers and give birth to new Amur tigers.”

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