"The rehabilitation center is already constructed and is almost completely ready for use. Now experts finish last preparations before it will be opened for the first animals", - the director of rehabilitation center told us.
As he said, open-air cages of the new rehabilitation center are constructed on territory of three hectares, and this is the largest construction of this kind in Russia. The big territory of nursery will provide possibility for successful rehabilitation of wild animals before release into the wild.
The center will accomodate not only tigers, but also other endangered and rare animal species, including, possibly, the Amur leopard. To date two office buildings are ready – for security and for attendants. The creation of several more buildings where scientists will work is planned for later.
Before, all conflict, sick and orphaned tigers found in Primorski Krai were send to the temporary center of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, or to the Khabarovsk center "Utes". Unfortunately, every year the number of orphaned tiger cubs grows because of poaching, and creation of the proper rehabilitation center in Primorski Krai was very important for ensuring the future of these tigers.
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