Tigress removed from Khabarovsk Territory village

Tigress removed from Khabarovsk Territory village

29 January 2018

On 29 January 2018, employees of the local natural resources ministry’s response group for human-wildlife conflict resolution captured an Amur tigress in the village of Solontsovy, Lazo Municipal District, the Khabarovsk Territory. After that, the tigress was taken to the Centre for the Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals in the village of Alekseyevka, the Primorye Territory.


Researchers noted that the animal was severely emaciated, with a damaged oral cavity, so it is difficult to determine her age. The tigress behaved peacefully, and it looked like she had left the forest on purpose and come to people for help.


“We took all necessary measures during the capture. However, the tigress is very emaciated. She has serious gum injuries and no upper teeth. Now it is very important to provide the predator with qualified care,” said Yury Kolpak, head of the wildlife conservation department of the hunting committee at the Khabarovsk Territory Natural Resources Ministry.


The Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resourceswill make a decision on the tigress’s fate after receiving all necessary data, including biomaterial analyses, which will be performed at the rehabilitation centre during a veterinary examination.