A month has passed since the tiger, caught in the city of Vladivostok, was delivered to the Rehabilitation Centre. Its quarantine period is over; the tiger has completed a course of vaccinations and deworming. Before being transferred to the spacious rehabilitation enclosure with the area of 1.2 ha, the tiger was fitted with a satellite collar, provided by Autonomous Non-commercial Organization “Amur Tiger Center”. The collar was put on to test the new model. In addition to a GPS-transmitter, the collar is equipped with a small video camera. While the tiger is staying in the enclosure, there is a chance to observe how "comfortable" the new model of the collar to the predator, and whether it hinders hunting, rest, etc. This will allow the experts to select the optimal model of the collar before releasing the tiger into the wild.
November proved to be a very snowy and windy month, not very typical of Primorsky Krai. Due to the large amount of precipitation, the tigress Filippa moved to the stone grotto, which was one of favorite places for all our animals that had resided the enclosure before Filippa. We have long waited for her to "occupy" this stone shelter. Only precipitation influenced the choice made by the young tigress. Now this stone grotto has become her favorite place also; she not only sleeps there and watches the surrounding world, but also hides its food from crows there.
The staff of the Rehabilitation Center (PRNCO “Tiger Center”) would like to express their acknowledgements for the joint work and cooperation to the “Land of the Leopard” National Park, the autonomous non-commercial organization (ANO) “Amur Leopard”, ANO “Amur Tiger Center”, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the “Phoenix” Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), The Amur Leopard & Tiger Alliance — ALTA, OAO AK “Transneft”, the chief veterinarian of the Moscow Zoo Alshinetsky Mikhail Valerievich, and the veterinarians of the “Nika” animal hospital.