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Beheaded tiger found in Russian Khabarovsk regio

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In the Far East of Russia a criminal case has been opened. After rangers discovered a decapitated body of an adult tiger. The beheaded tiger was floating in the Anyui river. Poachers get the blame for the killing of the endangered Amur tiger, which is threatened with extinction.

The Amur tiger is classed as endangered by the IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature). It is also in the famous ‘Red List’ of species at risk. The vast majority of the Amur tiger, originally found throughout Korea, northern China and Mongolia, is now located in Russia.

The body of the beheaded tiger was found in Anyuysky National Park. This is around 200km away from Khabarovsk, which is on of the largest cities in Russia’s Far East.

The local nature reserve authorities revealed on Facebook that the tiger’s head was “mechanically” separated from its body. Amur Tiger Center Director General Sergey Aramilev said: “This indicates a possible death by the hands of humans. Maybe a poacher wanted to sell it, or even it was to potentially hide a gunshot wound.”

#TigerNews: Read the full article on Russia Today, published on April 15, 2021.