Rare tiger released by Putin strays into China

2014-10-09 14:39

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Beijing - A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger.

China's official Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday that Russia has informed Chinese forestry officials that the tiger, tagged with a tracking device, was observed in a nature preserve in north-eastern China's Heilongjiang province.

It said officials were notifying local farmers and were setting up more than 60 cameras in hopes of locating the tiger.

The Russian president was photographed in May releasing the 19-month-old cub, named Kuzya, and two other Siberian tigers in a remote part of the Amur region.

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