A uncommon tiger that attacked a villager and broken a automotive in northeast China was caught after an hours-long pursuit by police and forestry officers and will probably be held for 45 days of remark, state media reported on Monday.
A resident within the village of Linhu in Heilongjiang province, which borders Russia, was despatched to hospital for surgical procedure and is in a steady situation after being attacked by the large cat on Friday, state broadcaster CGTN reported.
The wild Siberian tiger is a wholesome male aged 2 to three years and weighing 225 kilograms, in response to a Xinhua report posted on social media platform Weibo, citing native officers. The animal will probably be held for remark and quarantine functions, it stated.
A CGTN video confirmed the tiger working and knocking a girl down in a highway earlier than transferring on, with a drone monitoring the animal prowling by means of farmland. The tiger additionally smashed the window of a automotive because the occupants tried to flee. They had been unhurt.
“It was too late for us to drive away, the tiger got here straight at us and broke the window,” the automotive’s driver stated within the CGTN video.
Footage confirmed the tranquilized animal later mendacity immobile in woodland after darkish, surrounded by males with flashlights wrapping it in a plastic sheet.
The Siberian tiger, also called the Amur tiger, is very endangered, numbering just some hundred, of which 20 are generally seen in two northeastern Chinese language provinces, in response to the World Broad Fund for Nature.
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