Photo-identification is now widely used as one of the most advanced techniques to study wild animals. At the same time, tigers are a very convenient object for researcher, as they have a contrasting pattern of their body color, which is unique to each animal. This pattern is in fact a kind of “passport” for tigers. To identify a tiger accurately, its striped pattern on the left flank, right flank, at the base of the tail, and in the frontal area of the head should be “memorized”. This will allow a researcher to recognize the tiger from any aspect, which can be recorded as a result of photo-trapping in the wild. Thanks to the unique pattern on the body of the tigress Filippa, we shall be able to find her in the natural habitat!
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.