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19 décembre 2012 3 19 /12 /décembre /2012 09:16

CET ARTICLE FAIT SUITE A CELUI DU 6 AOUT DERNIER, "CHINESE REWILDING".

La première naissance à l'état sauvage a eu lieu. La ferme "Heilongjang" envisage désormais un plan à plus vaste échelle (source : Siberian Times, hier).

Siberian tigers born in captivity in China will be allowed to breed in the wild

By The Siberian Times reporter
18 December 2012

A seven-year-old tiger gave birth to a female cub on 25 July 2011, which was the first successful breeding of a Siberian tiger in the wild in China.

Breeding and living in the wild is key for the tigers to go back to the mountains, so restoring the species numbers and assisting in their survival. Picture from Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park, China, by news.cn

 

Now the plan is for many more, say the Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park, the largest breeding centre in the world for the endangered creature. 

Artificially-bred 'next generation' Siberian tigers will breed in the wild,  said the park's chief engineer Liu Dan. 

The female cub is currently more than 70 cm long and 50 kg in weight, reported Xinhua News Agency. Her physical agility and cold resistance ability is superior to its peers due to wild training, said Liu.

'This cub, now one and a half years old, will play the leading role in the wild breeding plan of the next-generation tigers', the scientist added. 

Breeding and living in the wild is key for the tigers to go back to the mountains, so restoring the species numbers and assisting in their survival.

Only 300 are believed to be living in the wild, with 20 in northeast China. Siberian tigers are one of the world's rarest animal species.

Heilongjiang has bred more than 1,000 Siberian tigers since its establishment in 1986, when it had just eight of the large cats.

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