It didn’t take long to track down the tigress. A big cat climbed into the kennel and accidentally closed the door, which opens only inwards. The animal began to get nervous and broke the kennels. So unable to break free, the predator went to bed.
Specialists arrived on scene, restrained the uninvited guest, examined him and transported him to the Utes Rehabilitation Center. The predator has no external damage, but is exhausted and needs to get stronger.
The rehabilitation will last at least until May. During this time, the Red Book cat will grow up a bit, and it will become easier for him to catch large ungulates. Also, badgers and raccoon dogs will come out of hibernation by then.
The specialists are also investigating the fate of the mother of the young tigress, as well as whether there were more cubs in the litter.
Recently, encounters between humans and tigers have become more frequent in the Far East, sometimes ending tragically. In the Khabarovsk Territory, a 56-year-old Sakhalin resident died when he encountered a predator. In another case, a tiger made its way to a winter hut in the Nanai region and seriously injured a 19-year-old hunter. Subsequently, a dangerous beast was found and shot to death. And in the vicinity of the capital of the JAR, Birobidzhan, a tiger killed three dogs and ten rabbits.