Friday, 13 March 2015

Photos offer first-ever evidence of male tigers as family men - further information

March 10, 2015

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – @ParkstBrett

Male Amur tigers are generally thought to live a solitary existence; however, a new series of photographs released by the Wildlife Conservation Society has revealed a family of wild Amur tigers with an adult male with family.



The photos are from a camera trap slideshow and they reveal the “tiger dad” passing through a Russian forest along with an adult female and three cubs. Researchers note this is the first observation this kind of social behavior. The WCS also released a photo composite of a sequence of images showing the whole family as they wandered past the camera trap over the course of two minutes.


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