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Second tiger caught on the loose near Vladivostok after killing a cow

By The Siberian Times reporter
28 October 2016

Concerns that the wild predators are coming closer to cities and settlements in Russian Far East.

The animal caught at Artem is also a male, in this case four or five years old and weighing 173 kilograms. Picture: PRNCO 'Tiger Center' 

The Amur big cat was caught close to the city of Artem, 47 kilometres north of Vladivostok, after helping itself to a cow on a farm.

Earlier a tiger was snared at Shamora, some 31 km from downtown Vladivostok following reports that one tiger or more had been spotted in the Pacific capital's environs. 

Residents especially parents have expressed fears for safety over the encroachment of the predators and for now it cannot be ruled out that other animals have ventured into the region's most populous area.

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The Amur big cat was caught close to the city of Artem, 47 kilometres north of Vladivostok, after helping itself to a cow on a farm. Pictures: The Siberian Times, PRNCO 'Tiger Center' 

The animal caught at Artem is also a male, in this case four or five years old and weighing 173 kilograms. It is likely to be returned to the wild, far from urban areas, in Primorsky region. 

It was caught after thermal imaging was used to locate it following the cow attack. The animal is now in a rehabilitation centre in the village of Alekseyevka, where the first tiger is also kept.

Amur tiger


Amur tiger


Amur tiger

It is likely to be returned to the wild, far from urban areas, in Primorsky region. Pictures: PRNCO 'Tiger Center' 

Experts say that heavy rains and flooding has led to a shortage of food in the forests for the cats. 

Amur or Siberian tiger numbers are recovering after the species became seriously endangered. There still remain hundreds rather than thousands living in the wild. 

Comments (1)

Please don't kill it!
Diane Zokle, USA
01/11/2016 03:55
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