Friday, November 24, 2006

Tiger cub found on Russian roadside

On November 15, 2006 resident of Innokentievka village of Nanaisky district of Khabarovsky region Mr. Sidorov found a weak Amur tiger cub on the roadside of Komsomolsk - Khabarovsk federal highway. No adult tigress was seen in the neighborhood. The cub was so atrophied that it did not even try to escape when being lifted into the vehicle. The man sheltered the tiger at his place and reported to the Khabarovsky branch of Primorsky Department of Federal Nature Use Service who in their turn let know Inspection Tiger about the fact. The cub is about 4-6 months old. It is very weak with unglossy hair and hollow sides. It had a graze on its neck, one canine broken, eyes running and it practically could not move. The animal was transported to Far Eastern zoo for urgent medical care until it is decided where it would follow a rehabilitation period. Inspection Tiger officers examined the place of the accident to clear out what had happened.

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