Environmentalists have announced fundraising feeding and maintenance of three Amur tiger cubs, which, having lost her mother, to the people in the Maritime region, said the fund "Phoenix".
Three of four-Amur tiger November 27 came to the military unit involved barking dog. Predators tried to suppress it, but they are frightened guard who drove the cubs back into the forest. Next tigress could not be found, and the protection of wildlife officers decided to take the edge of the cubs from the forest. During the week, all the cubs were captured and sent to a special rehabilitation center for predators.
"Fund" Phoenix "and Special Inspection" Tiger "urge all residents of Primorye, tracking the fate of three orphaned cubs rescued in late November from imminent starvation, to help with providing feeding and small predators," — said in a statement.
Experts suggest that the mother tiger cubs, probably either a victim of poachers, or leave their kids due to extreme starvation.
"Now the responsibility for feeding and training cubs borne by special inspection" Tiger ", the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences named Severtsov and public organizations that are not for the first time seeking funds for the animals in distress" — said the organization.
In this regard, environmentalists urge to transfer funds for the maintenance of cubs, using bank details Fund "Phoenix".
As the director of "Phoenix" Sergei Bereznyuk, chances are that by the fall of three cubs are ready to get back into the wild, high.
"Right now, the state of predators stable. They are gradually getting used to the new environment. We hope that after the rehabilitation of the animals will be able to survive in the wild and has been updated with numerous populations of endangered tigers" — said Bereznyuk.
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.