The predator is well fed, there are no injuries. It will be examined by veterinarians, after which a decision will be made to release the animal into the wild far from settlements or to rehabilitate it.
– We have already selected a site in a sparsely populated area with a high density of ungulates, where there are no other male tigers, – says Alexei Surovy, First Deputy Minister of Forestry and Hunting.
The region’s Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife Protection said the tiger became trapped near the town of Znamenka. He took a fancy to this town, visiting it regularly at night and attacking the dogs there. The predator was not caught for a long time, partly because the locals did not immediately pay attention to the recommendations about the need not to let pets out at night.
As the region’s Minister of Forestry and Hunting, Konstantin Stepanov, noted, of the nearly 600 Amur tigers living in Primorye, only two percent of the population are in conflict situations.