Siberian Tiger Rescued From City Streets, Returned to Wild | National Geographic

Siberian Tiger Rescued From City Streets, Returned to Wild | National Geographic

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See a rare Siberian tiger returned to the wild. In 2016, Vladik was spotted roaming the busy streets of Vladivostok, Russia. Eventually he was sedated and captured by wildlife rangers. After undergoing rehabilitation, he was released in Bikin National Park, far away from any human settlements. He’s about three years old and weighs approximately 300 pounds.
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Siberian tigers, also called Amur tigers, are the largest of their species and can reach 13 feet in length and weigh up to 660 pounds. Their numbers collapsed in the 1930s but have since rebounded and there are an estimated 360 left in the wild.

Click here to read more about Vladik.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/amur-siberian-tiger-russia-release-video/

Footage courtesy:
Amur Tiger Center/WWF Russia
http://tigers.panda.org/

Siberian Tiger Rescued From City Streets, Returned to Wild | National Geographic
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