An Amur tiger count based on data from trail cameras has ended in the Ussuri Nature Reserve. The results of the count, held in January-April 2017, suggest that there are at least three adult Amur tigers, two females and one male, among the reserve’s inhabitants.
In late January, trail cameras spotted an injured female tiger in the area several times. Experts suspect that the tigress was injured while hunting prey, for example, a boar, or during a clash with a fellow tiger. Subsequent trail camera photos showed that the female tiger has successfully recovered and is constantly on the move around the reserve, leaving scent marks on trees. Active scent marking by the tigress indicates that she may hopefully give birth to cubs within a year.