In the suburbs of Vladivostok – Artem – there was another, already the second week after the incident involving the tiger. As reports the website of the center “Amur tiger”, October 26 in a call center of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Vladivostok received a message from local resident that a tiger killed a cow.
At the scene left experts of the task force for resolution of conflicts between large carnivores and man of the Department of hunting supervision of Primorsky Krai with the support of the center “Amur tiger” and the world wildlife Fund.
The carcass of the cow was near a forest in some proximity from settlements, in particular from the city of Artem. The corpse was discovered a different kind of damage inflicted by a predator, judging by the size of the footprints, the adult male.
According to the monitoring tiger continuously surveyed the area. “Predator and has previously allowed himself to get close to farm animals, but here it crossed the line. Therefore, a decision was taken early actions to capture the tiger”, – said the Director of the Department of hunting supervision of Primorsky Krai Dmitry Pankratov.
The evening of October 26, the operational experts group of the hunting management Department with the help of thermal imager found the tiger, which, apparently, was returning to the place of the “crime”. The predator was quickly captured without causing him injury and taken to the center of rehabilitation and reintroduction of tigers and other rare animals (proo “Center Tiger”) in the village of Alekseevka.
Inspection tiger has shown that it adult male is approximately four to five years, weighing more than 170 kg Tests taken from the animal, indicate that he is healthy. Now the decision about the release of tiger territory, distant from people and populated by a sufficient number of ungulates.
Before the release of tiger experts will analyze all existing databases on fotonovosti in the surrounding areas, to make the decision of where to release the predator. If it turns out that the tiger is not local, it will let out in remote areas of Primorye, in the hope that he will survive in the new place, and thus the conflict between predator and man will be painlessly solved.
If it turns out that the beast lives in Primorye, it will let out on a familiar habitat. In this predator wears a special collar with GPS transmitter, to control its further movement. “Again, if he decides to get close to the village, the inspectors quickly arrive at the place of stay of a predator and will decide its fate”, – said the Director of the far Eastern branch of the center “Amur tiger” Sergei Aramilev.
Earlier in the night from 20 to 21 October, in Vladivostok have caught the tiger, which walked around the city. It was a young male around the age of two years old and weighing 120 kg. Experts are trying to establish why the predator went to the people and whether it is wild or kept in the private sector. Upon completion of all tests and studies or tiger released into the wild or housed at the zoo.