Tiger Mauls two Horses in Primorsky Krai
Officers at Primorsky Krai Hunting Department had to capture the animal to prevent tiger-human conflicts.
VLADIVOSTOK. February 19. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Officers at Primorsky Krai Hunting Department, the Pacific Institute of Geography (FEB RAS), and Wildlife Conservation Society captured a female Siberian tiger Thursday at 8:30 a.m. near Orlovka village, Lesozavodsky District, after the animal had intruded the village and mauled two horses owned by local residents.
A spokesman for Primorsky Krai Hunting Department told Vostok-Media visual examination of the four-year-old tiger showed that it was well-fed, and did not seem to have any major wounds.
After the examination of the animal, experts decided to release the tiger into the wild. They put a radio collar on the tiger, took it to Udegeiskaya Legenda national park, and reintroduced the tiger into the wild.
The Hunting Department said they would continue keeping track of the tiger, and in if the animal approaches too close to a human settlement they would take all necessary steps to prevent any conflicts.
“We would like to note the promptness with which Primorsky Krai Hunting Department officers responded to the conflict situation occurred in Lesozavodsky District,” a spokesman for Phoenix foundation stated. “We hope the tiger will have a conflict-free and long life in its new habitat. Phoenix foundation has been monitoring tiger-human conflicts for many years now. In addition, the foundation contributes considerably to the investigation of conflict situations involving animals, and anti-poaching operations conducted by Special Inspection Tigr, Primorsky Krai Hunting Department, as well as natural reserves, national parks, and other organizations.”
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