Amur tiger cubs born in
14:38 | 07/ 04/ 2006
VLADIVOSTOK, April 7 (RIA Novosti) - The first birth of Amur tiger cubs in over a century has been reported in southeast Siberia, the local branch of the World Wildlife Fund said Friday.
Scientists who traveled to the Amur Region to check the reports found traces of cubs they said were about six months old and their mother in the snow-covered taiga.
"The tigress and small cubs could not have come from another region," said Yelena Starostina, press secretary of the WWF's
Starostina said tigers found in the Amur Region were believed to have migrated there from the neighboring Primorye and
Scientists hope Amur tigers, currently listed in the international Red Book of endangered species, will settle in the region again.
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