Orphaned Amur tiger cubs in Siberia


Wildlife Extra writes about the subject of this video:

Three orphaned Amur tigers cubs found in Russia – Video

Orphan Amur tiger cub video 

December 2012. On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky Krai, in the Russian Far East. The cubs tried to kill a domestic dog on a leash, but a guard scared the animals back into the woods.

A group of tiger specialists went to the scene immediately and tried to find out why the cubs were alone in the woods. Unfortunately, no tracks of any mother tiger were found. The specialists decided to catch the cubs and take them to the Amur Tiger Rehabilitation Centre in Alekseevka village where the animals will be provided with food and medical treatment.

Please help David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to support these orphans and their work for tigers in Russia through their projects TigerTime and their Russia Project.

It is hoped that the three cubs will be released back into the wild to play a vital role in the future survival of these magnificent big cats.

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  4. 17 Amur tigers died in Russia in 2012

    Big News Network (IANS) Monday 25th February, 2013

    At least 17 Amur tigers died in Russia’s far eastern territories over the past year, most of them due to human action, wildlife experts said.

    Another eight big cats were saved from death by environmental officials and activists, the Primorye region-based Phoenix Fund said. Most of the animals were cubs orphaned by hunters.

    The statistics were based on media reports about tiger-related incidents.

    A list of such incidents released by the fund indicated the toll could have been as high as 25, if unconfirmed deaths were factored in that were supported by circumstantial evidence, such as abandoned cubs.

    “The losses may be irreversible, given how they deplete the (species’) gene pool,” wrote Sergei Bereznyuk, head of Phoenix, on the fund’s website.

    Phoenix was founded in 2006 and is running its own tiger and leopard conservation efforts.

    Tiger hunting remains a profitable business because Russia still has not outlawed trafficking of tiger derivatives, which are highly prized in Chinese traditional medicine, Bereznyuk said.

    A bill outlawing such trade has been pending review in the Russian parliament since last year.

    The Amur tiger was on the brink of extinction in the 1940s due to over-hunting.

    Conservation efforts – supported recently by Russian President Vladimir Putin – allowed the population to reach some 450, though growth has slowed since the 1990s.

    –IANS/RIA Novosti

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