In Primorye, unique shots were taken, the shooting captured the Red Book Amur tigress and her five cubs. This was announced on Thursday, September 1, by the press service of the Leopard Land National Park.
“This is really a sensation in the study of this subspecies of tigers – according to the available data, more than four tiger cubs have never been observed in Russia,” explained Dina Matyukhina, senior researcher at the Land of the Leopard Federal State Budgetary Institution.
For more than eight years of continuous monitoring of the protected area of Primorye, only three out of four cubs were captured.
In the wild, Amur tiger offspring typically consist of a maximum of three cubs. Even if a tigress brings more cubs, only a few survive to at least three months of age. Previously, it was possible to save a large offspring only in captivity, with the participation of people who looked after and cared for the animals.
Nevertheless, the seaside “mother-heroine” was able not only to give birth to five, but also to raise them on her own. According to the staff of the national park, all the cubs look healthy in the pictures. Previously, this seven-year-old tigress had already raised two daughters, who now live on their own. It is possible that in the future it will give life to many more tigers.
Earlier, on August 22, it was reported that the Amur tiger came out of the forest to people in the Dalnerechensky district of Primorsky Krai. He behaved quite peacefully towards people and soon disappeared into the thickets.
On August 18, the center’s specialists sent an injured tigress from Primorye to Moscow. She became unviable in the wild due to jaw problems. The predator endured the nine-hour flight normally. Now she is getting acquainted with the Center for the Reproduction of Rare Animal Species of the Moscow Zoo near Volokolamsk.