Siberian Tiger Found in Home of Russian Woman

November 12th, 2010 - 3:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to Russian authorities, a member of the world’s largest feline family, a Siberian tiger has been discovered to be living in the home of a woman in the central Urals region of the country.

Prosecutors began to get complaints that the woman was keeping the feline, also called an Amur tiger, and thus began an inquiry. She was said to be housing the animal in honor of the famous Siberian River, and it was said to be living in semi free conditions in the town of Yekaterinburg.

According to the town prosecutor, “The woman kept the animal without authorization, and without respect for sanitary regulations.” The animals is likely to be taken away from her, but it is not yet known where it will be moved to. The natural habitat for these creatures is the far East of Russia, and there are only around 450 ft there. Hunting for them became illegal in 1947, and it is not clear how she managed to obtain the animal.

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