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Second tiger crosses Russian border to China

Ustin is one of the three Siberian tigers tagged with tracking devices that Russian President Vladimir Putin helped release in the Far-Eastern Amur Region in May
Siberian tiger (archive) ITAR-TASS/Yury Smityuk
Siberian tiger (archive)
© ITAR-TASS/Yury Smityuk

Kuzya and Ustin are two of the five tiger cubs found in the Far-Eastern taiga some two years ago. The cubs were taken to a special rehabilitation center and later released into the wild.

The Siberian tiger, also known as Amur tiger, is on the Red List of Threatened Species. In 2010, Russia launched a national strategy to protect the Siberian tiger, the largest of the five tiger species. According to World Wildlife Fund, some 450 Siberian tigers are left on the planet.