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A Cinderella Story in Tiger Conservation


Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, cubs, protection, wildlife, environment )

Cher
- 32 days ago - worldwildlife.org
On a cold February evening in 2012, a starving and near-hypothermic Amur tiger cub was found by hunters in the forest of the Primorsky Province, Russian Far East. Aptly named Zolushka, Russian for Cinderella, she was rehabilitated and released



   

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Cher C (1424)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 4:34 pm




On a cold February evening in 2012, a starving and near-hypothermic Amur tiger cub was found by hunters in the forest of the Primorsky Province, Russian Far East. Aptly named Zolushka, Russian for "Cinderella", she was rehabilitated and released into the Bastak Nature Reserve the following year. Four years later, Zolushka has given birth to four cubs altogether, with the unknown gender of her fourth cub finally identified using WWF-Russia supported camera trap footage - a girl!

The significance of this female cub is of great importance to establishing a permanent tiger group in this area. Bastak Nature Reserve can host 3-4 female tigers since a female’s territory is smaller than a male’s, which can encompass the territories of 2-3 females. With a resident male already occupying the area, two of Zolushka’s male cubs have already dispersed in search of their own territories and the third male is likely to leave as well. But it is likely that the young female cub may stay in the Reserve.

"This is great news for us as the increase of females is a key to successful existence of the tiger group in Evreiskaya Province," says Alexei Kostyria, Coordinator of Rare Species Conservation Unit at WWF Russia Amur branch.

With around 3,900 tigers left in the wild, every tiger birth is a cause for celebration. WWF works with partners and governments to protect this species and restore populations in all tiger range countries.


 

Animae C (509)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 4:35 pm
Tweeted.

Thanx Sweetie 🐯
 

Walter F (128)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 5:33 pm
Credit to the Russian people in Primorsky Province.
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 6:17 pm
Outstanding, Pray they continue being successful with more births in the future.
Thanks Cher
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 6:36 pm
Thanks
 

Sylvie A (190)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 3:55 am
Noted and shared.
Thanks
 

John J (0)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 4:47 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jack Y (0)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 5:17 am
thanks
 

Jack Y (0)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 5:18 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 5:33 am
Thank you
 

Jim Ven (0)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 5:44 am
Thanks.
 

Jim Ven (0)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 5:45 am
Thanks.
 

Connie O (45)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 7:57 am
Thank you.
 

Kay M (347)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 8:53 am
thx
 

Ann B (76)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 11:55 am
one saved is one saved---soon there will be just one!!!! then what
 

Melania P (123)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 6:27 pm
Am I wrong? I have the impression the Russian are making great work on protecting their tigers.
 
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