Uporny the tiger has settled in zakaznik in Khabarovsk Krai

  • 03.02.2016
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Uporny the tiger has settled in zakaznik in Khabarovsk Krai

During the last time the tiger by nickname Uporny lives in a river basin Gur of the Komsomol area. Data on it arrive from the GPS sensor on his collar. The territory of the current accommodation of a tiger is also considered the Gursky regional wildlife area that gives hopes for comfortable stay of the Amur tiger here.

During recent field departure the joint group of employees of Biology of FEB RAS institute and the Amur Tiger Center has checked several locational points of stay of a tiger by nickname Uporny. On one of sites experts have found "house" of the Amur tiger – here Uporny had a rest within several days. Traces of fight and hunting at the same time aren't recorded. On other point the joint group has found the place of hunting of a tiger and traces of a meal – remains of a boar weighing not less than 50 kilograms. All this information on activity Uporny is obtained in the territory of the Gursky regional wildlife area. Gur the tiger Uporny lives in a river basin since November 29 and so far. Experts assume that at the moment the male has chosen for himself the optimum place of residence.

 "According to the obtained data with the help of the collar equipped with GPS – the module, this tiger is about two months approximately in one area that speaks about a sufficient food supply and absence of competitors", - it is said in the statement of the Chairman of the Committee of hunting economy of MPR of Khabarovsk Krai Vasily Tolstykh.

Earlier the tiger by nickname Uporny actively moved on the Khabarovsk taiga, than has forced to worry enough experts. The predator has been released in May, 2015 in a river basin Mukhen (The Nanaian region of Khabarovsk Krai). After accommodation in the territory of Anyuysky national park and on his border, the tiger has begun to move persistently to the north. In October he left to Cupid near the settlement the Junk, has overcome the Innokentyevsky lake, has crossed the route Khabarovsk-Komsomolsk-on-Amur and has left on the Gur River. From here Uporny has moved towards Nikolaevsk - on - the Cupid. On this way he has got, at least, two adult boars - the remains of his meal have been found at field inspection. At the beginning of December the tiger Uporny was already on the bank of Cupid, opposite to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, and as experts speak, perhaps saw the city. After that he has returned on the Gur River where is now. Now the territory of his dwelling makes about 200 square meters.

During these wanderings Uporny didn't come into settlements and I didn't meet the person. The data arriving online from a collar Uporny demonstrate to it. Location of a tiger and his state – also on control and at the staff of Committee of hunting economy of the Ministry of natural resources of Khabarovsk Krai. They still are in a ready state for prevention of a conflict situation in case Persistent leaves to people. From the moment of release of a tiger of such situations didn't arise.

"I think that it is one of successful scientific experiments which is optimum considering factors of public administration, public and scientific control and absolutely fair and adequate acceptance of all crucial decisions, - Pavel Fomenko has commented. - Alas, such experience on my memory so far only one, but we will hope for the best...".

Behind two months of winter, and apparently, Uporny continues to please experts with the behavior and independence so far. If the favorable situation remains till spring, then at the end of May or the beginning of June the collar with the GPS sensor will automatically come unfastened from a neck of a tiger. It will become the certificate that the predator completely adapted after release in the wild nature, and his rehabilitation was successful.

"Actually, to draw conclusions prematurely. Uporny was necessary to worry even the most difficult month of winter and the beginning of spring. At this time traditionally disaster in the form of deep snow comes that can influence movement of a tiger. As they say, you want to make laugh God - tell him about the plans therefore we won't think. But the tiger Persistent has every chance, to have this hard time, - the director of Primorsky Amur Tiger Center Department Sergey Aramilev has reported. - Possible release of a tiger from a collar in case he continues to avoid people, doesn't say that will forget about him. Modern methods of monitoring, including with use of automatic cameras, will allow and to understand in the future where and as lives Uporny ".

We will remind, the tiger Uporny has been let out on border with national park Anyuysky on May 29, 2015 the Government of Khabarovsk Krai with assistance of the Amur Tiger Center and the FEB RAS. Previously the male has undergone rehabilitation in the Utes center of Khabarovsk Krai after has been recognized as conflict and is withdrawn from the wild nature for attack on domestic dogs of locals. During transportation the tiger has received the nickname Uporny for unwillingness to leave a cage.

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