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Zhorik was rescued from a Russian circus after an infected injury meant that his keepers could no longer afford his veterinary treatment. Taken to the UTYOS Rehabilitation Centre, Zhorik is now recovered from a series of life-saving surgery and lives in UTYOS, in a protected area of natural forest where he will remain safely for the rest of his life.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre UTYOS is located in the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve, Russian Far East. It was established in 1991 to protect the unique nature and threatened wildlife species.

 “By adopting me, You are helping other tigers survive”

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Amur Tigers are among the most critically endangered animals in the world, it is thought about 400 remain in the wild. Almost all Amur tigers live the Southeast corner of Russia in the Sikhote-Alin. 


THREATS

  • Poaching for skins and body parts used in traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Habitat loss due to farming, forest fires, forest clearance for the timber trade.
  • Decline in natural prey numbers due to forest fires and human hunting.
  • Conflict with humans.

HOW YOU CAN HELP


  • Supporting the rehabilitation programme
  • Strengthening anti-poaching patrol around the nature reserves
  • Supporting the programme to increase prey numbers

HOW YOUR ADOPTION CAN HELP UTYOS


  • £80 (or just £7 a month) could provide supplemental winter-feeding to help carry a deer and wild boar through extended periods of heavy snowfall.
  • £250 (or just £20 a month) could pay for a camera ‘trap’ that will be used for many aspects of the work, from intensive wildlife monitoring to anti-poaching patrol.
  • £1200 (or just £100 a month) could pay for rehabilitation programme of one tiger for 6 months.

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