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Vladivostok hosted a holiday Tiger

September 23 2007

Along the main street of Vladivostok was unusual pageant dedicated to the Amur tiger. Event organizers want to attract the attention of the public and authorities to the problems of this unique species of predators.

Participants in the costume parade wearing striped suits and carried the flags of the states, home to rare these great cats.

Scientists say that now most of tigers living in the territory of the Russian Far East, however, and here there are only 450 individuals. Zoologists fear that soon because of the barbaric destruction and the constant demand abroad, the number of predators already listed in the World Red Book, will be even less.

For example, just this year vets had to nurse six pups who have been orphaned due to the fault of poachers. Reported by the First Channel.

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