Maritime protection of wildlife experts on Wednesday night were caught in Pozharsky district of the region and sent to a rehabilitation center cub, who was left without a mother, two killed a watchdog, told RIA Novosti Head of control hunting supervision of Primorsky Territory Alexei Stern.
"In the vicinity of villages Pozharsky district were seen four cubs. Troy went into the woods, but one of them stayed at the settlements and for some time ran over two dogs. Order not to kill locals, it was decided to remove it from the wild , "- said the source.
According to him, cub aged about 7 months was captured on Thursday night. In this age of the predator has yet to be with his mother, but as to where it is now, is not known.
"The Tiger is exhausted, but not much. Because now hold and cold, so as not to ruin the animal, it was decided to temporarily transfer it to a rehabilitation center for wild animals. Now Rosprirodnadzor decide the fate of Tiger — or later he gets out into the open, which is more likely all, or go to the zoo, "- said the source.
He said that on Thursday tiger should already be in rehab "cliff" in the Khabarovsk region, as he was caught at the border with the region. At the center of its inspection veterinarians, and already on their conclusion will be decided what to expect in the future.
"Meanwhile, our specialists and the Khabarovsk Wildlife Management Agency continues to monitor the movement of the other three cubs, seen in settlements Pozharsky district. If they will again approach the home, it may also be taken to catching them," — he added .
According to RIA Novosti coordinator Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia biodiversity, Ph.D. Sergey Aramilev, the ecologists are not sure that all four cubs — one brood.
"Information on the fate of the females do not. Also possible that because of the large brood of young tiger cubs abandoned," — said the source.
Siberian tiger lives in the Russian Far East — the Khabarovsk and Primorsky regions. In the middle of XIX century the Russian population was more than one thousand individuals. Predation and destruction of its habitat has led to the fact that for a hundred years, the number of individuals was reduced to 50, and the Siberian tiger found in the 40-ies of XX century on the brink of extinction. After the measures the population size was increased. Recent surveys show that the predator population has stabilized at around 450 individuals.