Hi all. I’m sorry that did not let you know about wild life news from Russian Far East for a long time. But as for recent case – It is just my duty to tell you about it. The story starts with phone call in the last days of the February – It was my friend-biologist from Sikhote-Alinsky reserve (North-East of Primorsky kray). He told me that dead tiger was found there recently. Tiger died with quite strange conditions, and necropsy should be performed soon. Conditions were really strange – front limbs were covered by multiple deep wounds/bites. Tiger took these wounds presumably from another tiger. However, there were no visible serious traumas that could cause animal death. Of course, such event produced for me huge interest and enthusiasm to investigate this case. For the first I contacted institution, where necropsy should be performed, to clear up question of my presence and taking part in this procedure. Pathologists warmly accepted my application, and reported that necropsy should be performed on the 3rd of March (i.e. in three days). Undoubtedly, necropsy will throw light on many things, but I was bursting to find out something and I started to collect information about tiger, his life – all that was possible. Tiger is happened to be resident male of the area. Tiger was not radiocollared, but phototraps “caught”
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