In the forest of the Krasnoarmeisky District of the Primorsky Territory, an Amur tiger entered in the Red Data Book was killed. It is reported by RIA News…
According to the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the police received information that a carcass of a wild animal appeared in a forest 30 kilometers from the village of Glubinnoye, Krasnoarmeisky District of Primorye. Presumably, the male tiger was killed with a firearm.
As a result of the inspection of the scene by the police, a forensic veterinary and ballistic examination was ordered. A criminal case has been initiated on the fact of the murder of an animal in the Red Book. The identity of the killed tiger is established.
The Amur, or Ussuri, tiger is the largest tiger in the world, belongs to endangered animal species and is listed in the Red Book of the International Community for Conservation of Nature and in the Red Book of the Russian Federation. According to experts, as of the fall of 2021, the number of these predators in Russia is slightly more than 600 individuals. The animal is depicted on the flag and coat of arms of the Primorsky Territory.
Earlier it was reported that in Primorye, experts rescued a three-month-old Amur tiger caught in a trap. The Red Book animal hit it with the claw of its front paw and could not get out on its own.