BORIS ET SVETLAYA S'EPANOUISSENT AU BIROBIDJAN. Amur Tiger Programme, ce jour.
A field expedition of the Centre for the Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals (PRNCO “Tiger Center”) has collected new data on the life of two Amur tigers, Boris and Svetlaya.
During their visit to the Zhuravliny Nature Sanctuary in the Jewish Autonomous Region, the tigers’ current home, the scientists got photos taken in the last few months by camera traps.
“Judging by the data, the tigers are feeling well and are confident hunters, which proves the success of the project to rehabilitate the predators and release them into the wild,” said Viktor Kuzmenko, PRNCO “Tiger Center” director.
Amur tiger Borya (Boris) and two other orphaned tiger cubs, Kuzya and Ilona, were set free by Vladimir Putin in May 2014 in the Amur Region. The tigress Svetlaya and Ustin, a male tiger, were released in the Jewish Autonomous Region a month later.
Svetlaya stayed in the Zhuravliny Nature Sanctuary and its neighbourhood while Borya remained within the Zhelundinsky Wildlife Sanctuary for over a year. Last October, he began to expand his habitat in the Amur Region and came to the Zhuravliny Nature Sanctuary in November. Since then, Borya and Svetlaya’s routes often coincided, and they left their marks and hunted in the same places.