The amur tigress fights for life

  • 20.08.2015
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The amur tigress fights for life

A seriously injured young tigress has been discovered in Primorsky Krai. Specialists with the assistance and support of the Amur Tiger Center are doing everything possible to save her life.

A local hunter found a wounded tiger near the village of Chisinau, Lazovsky District, on the evening of August 18 and immediately reported the incident to the hunting supervision service of the Primorsky Krai.  The conflict resolution team, veterinarians and police officers immediately left for the scene.  The necessary assistance in assisting a wounded animal was provided by the Amur Tiger Center.

Arrived on the scene, the specialists decided to immobilize the predator and provide him with first aid. Examination of the tiger showed that the beast was seriously wounded from a firearm and an urgent surgical intervention is required in a specialized veterinary clinic.  Tiger cub was delivered to Vladivostok.  The struggle for the life of the animal lasted all night - the operation lasted more than four and a half hours and ended only in the early morning.  Now the patient is on postoperative observation.  The state of the beast remains stably heavy, but the doctors continue to do everything possible to save it.  Subsequently, the tiger cub is planned to be placed in a rehabilitation center in Primorsky Krai.  The Amur Tiger Center is ready to pay for the rehabilitation of the animal.

“Unfortunately, the found one-year-old female Amur tiger has serious injuries.  At the moment, veterinarians have done everything possible and now everything depends on the strength of the body of the tiger cub. I'd like to believe that she will succeed.  The question now is whether she will live or not.  It’s premature to speak about her future fate - a zoo or a wild nature.  In addition, experts are concerned about the question, where is the mother of a tiger cub.  While its traces are not found.  While counting a tiger, a female with a tiger cub was regularly noted in the area, while they did not show any aggression towards either the man or his pets”, -Sergey Aramilev, director of the Amur Tiger Center Primorsky branch.

Recently, this is not the first time that a young tigers are shot at a code that do not pose any threat to humans and are essentially the key to preserving the population of the Amur tiger. And this aggravates the guilt of the poacher, cynically condemning the beast to physical suffering and depriving him of life or the possibility of further existence in the wild.

It should be noted that in this case, the hunter gave the animal a chance to survive, who discovered the wounded beast.  This gives hope that the attitude of the local population to their striped neighbors is really changing for the better and the efforts made by the Amur Tiger Center and other environmental organizations to help resolve conflicts between tiger and man give their results.

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