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20 SECONDS OF CATNIP: WCS Releases Super-Rare Tiger Footage

See the video here:  https://twitter.com/WCSNewsroom/status/669176345449078784

NEW YORK (November 24, 2015) –  WCS released today camera trap video of rarely seen Amur tigers from Russia’s Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve showing an adult female trailed by three of her big cubs.  The cats are using an overgrown forest road as a travel corridor; the same type of road patrolled by poachers with spotlights. WCS is working in this region with Russian collaborators to close old logging roads to protect Amur tigers and their prey. The footage is a sign that these efforts may be working.


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MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: newsroom.wcs.org Follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information: 347-840-1242.