There are different ways of studying health in wildlife – live trapping with physical examination, blood sampling for serological surveys , etc.. Parasitological necropsies are also included in this list. Such kind of work related to determination of endo and ectoparasites was performed in leopard cats. Usually we work with live animals, that have been caught in [...]
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September came at last, trees are tinged by yellow colors , and one could sense some adventures from all of it. Everyone is in anticipation of this exciting event – Amur leopard and tiger trapping. I name this event to be exciting not only because we are faced with trapping wild and rare big cats [...]
Hi all. I’m sorry that did not let you know about wild life news from Russian Far East for a long time. But as for recent case – It is just my duty to tell you about it. The story starts with phone call in the last days of the February – It was my [...]
After spending about two weeks in Moscow, where I was being during the process of the UK visa legalization, I had finally got cherished document and left the capital of Russia for the capital of Great Britain. The first point of destination was the Wildlife Heritage Foundation (WHF), the breeding centre for big felid species. [...]
Investigation of diseases among Amur leopard and Amur tiger potential prey species such as ungulates is a significant part of our work. This time I would like to pay attention to this part of our work and describe the ways of samples obtaining from such animals as sika deer, roe deer and red deer. Totally [...]
Though having a big number of friends from aboard, I have never left the borders of my country. But I’m happy to say that such chance appeared a few months ago. The Zoological society of London invited me to Great Britain, where I’ll have opportunity to visit ZSL London and Whipsnade zoos, Wildlife Heritage Foundation [...]
On 9 February an adult male Amur tiger (4-5 years old, 156 kg) came to the hunting base near Alexeevka, a settlement on the south-east of Primorsky kray. It didn’t react when frightened and was captured and placed to the tiger inspection rehabilitation centre. In spite of all our actions, this predator was getting worse [...]
With the framework of Amur leopard and Amur tiger conservation program, the trapping of this two endangered species was performed on the fall of 2009. And I would like to tell about it in the details. Trapping was being conducted since the middle of September till the middle of November in the flood-lands of Sanduga [...]
Providing health monitoring of wild animals in the Lazovsky natural reserve, we capture different species, including ungulates, small carnivores and rodents. All of them are potential prey of Amur leopard. However specie that we consider to be most valuable for us is not potential prey of this big rare cat (though, it’s possible in very [...]
There are a lot of purposes of our Amur leopard field conservation - health monitoring of this species in the wild is one of the main ones. Since October 2006 a joint team from the Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences and Wildlife Conservation Society (Russia) has been involved in trapping of wild leopards in [...]