22 Nov '11, 3am

Rare Close Up of an Amur Tiger @World_Wildlife

The Amur tiger was captured on film on November 8, 2011. © WWF/Dongfanghong Forestry Bureau A blurry photo was the cause of celebration in China in early November. It was the first Amur tiger—a critically endangered sub-species of the big cat—captured on camera traps in the Wandashan Mountains. The area is considered one of the key places for the endangered Amur tiger population to resettle and breed in northeast China. Destruction and fragmentation of habitat, poaching and lack of prey are the biggest threats to Amur tigers. WWF is working to increase the wild tiger population by establishing a contiguous habitat that is well-managed and protected. The camera traps were set up by WWF with support from the Dongfanghong Forestry Bureau. There are an estimated 360 tigers in the Amur-Heilong landscape that straddles the border between northeastern China and the Russian Far Ea...

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