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Jun 20, 2007

Wednesday, June 20 2007, 11 AM

Two Orphan Amur Tigresses Saved in Primorye will be Sent to Moscow Zoo

One predator will leave Moscow for Penza, the other - for Sweden

 

VLADIVOSTOK, June 20, vladivostoktimes.com Two orphan Amur tigresses saved in Primorye taiga will be sent to Moscow Zoo. Predators will be carried to Moscow by airplane.

As special inspection Tiger reported to RIA PrimaMedia, the animals won't stay in Moscow for a long time. One of them - tigress Constance - will go to Penza Zoo, the other tigress Sparta - to Sweden in Norden Arch Zoo.

The tigresses are about eight months old. They are vaccinated and have electronic chips, which allow following animals' location.

Native residents found exhausted little tigresses near Chuguevka settlement in the middle of February. The animals came to road where timber lorry drivers found them.

Amur tiger is included in International Red Book. 95% of population - about 450 tigers - live in Primorye and in Khabarovsk Territory south.

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Posted: Wednesday June 20, 2007, 9:42 am
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