Endangered Tiger Cubs Found On Russian Road

Story ByGheorghi Caraseni, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

Video Credit: CEN/@amurtigercenter

These are the three endangered Siberian tiger cubs which have been found on a snowy road in Russia without their mother.

The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cubs were filmed by an onlooker in the north of the Primorsky Krai region of far-eastern Russia and sent to the local Animal Hunting Service (AHS).

In the video, the three cute cubs can be seen in the middle of a snowy road in a forested area.

Picture Credit: CEN/@amurtigercenter

One of the cubs is looking at the camera while another walks into the forest. The other two then follow their sibling into the trees.

Another clip then shows them in the forest, with one of the tigers looking at the camera.

Inspectors from the AHS are working to find out exactly where the scenes were recorded and will try to locate the cubs.

The inspectors will try to find tracks from their mother but if the tigress cannot be found the cubs will need to be rescued urgently.

Video Credit: CEN/@amurtigercenter

A spokesperson from the ‘Amur Tiger Centre’ said: “The AHS inspectors will go looking for the cubs at dawn. At night time in Primorye following the predators’ path can be very dangerous. We can get 2 different situations: if the cubs’ mum is found around then we’ll breathe a sigh of relief, if not – the cubs will be caught and put in the ‘Centre of Tiger and Other Rare Animals Rehab’. It looks like the cubs are no older than seven months old.”

A 2015 census revealed there was a total population of 562 wild Siberian tigers in Russia and the species is listed as ‘Endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

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