In November 2016, trail cameras at the Bastak Nature Reserve spotted a new Amur tiger. From the images, experts identified the tiger as a male. The tiger was next photographed by cameras in December.
The experts suggest that the tiger may have arrived from the neighbouring region to find a permanent home. Male wild cats are known to travel far distances in search of a suitable territory.
The new arrival indicates a growing population of the species in the Jewish Autonomous Region. There are currently four male and one female Amur tigers in Bastak.