Orphaned Siberian Tiger Cubs Readied for Life in Wild

After their mother was killed in November, apparently by poachers, three Siberian tiger cubs were rescued by Russian and U.S. scientists. Now, using techniques meant to foster the cubs’ wariness of humans, researchers are preparing the endangered tigers for the day when they must survive on their own in the Russian Far East. READ MORE

 

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One of the sedated Siberian tiger cubs. For the next seven months, this cub and its two siblings will live in a specially constructed rehabilitation facility in the Russian Far East. The facility is designed to minimize the tigers' contact with humans so they will remain wary of people. (Photo courtesy of Dale Miquelle/WCS)

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