An emaciated female tiger found a home in the remote village of Russia’s Solontsovy to quietly seek help and wait on a man’s porch. The Amur tiger, a cat known to shun any human contact, was in agony – she desperately needed dental health and could barely eat.
According to IFL Science, the exhausted cat spent the entire day lying outside the house until an emergency team from the Amur Tiger Center arrived to help. Once the cat was sedated, volunteers were able to transport her to their rehabilitation center where she is now being treated for an infection in her mouth and gums.
As reported in the Siberian Times, Galina Tsimano described how her neighbor, Alexey Khaideyev, found the tiger in the early morning hours.
“He wanted to go out into the yard in the morning, but his door was pressed by ‘someone from outside,'” Galina stated.
And as Alexey pushed the door open, something outside growled; at which time he quickly closed the door and called emergency services for help. The ten-year-old tiger remained very quiet as if she had been waiting for someone to help her, volunteers from the tiger sanctuary described. Her upper teeth are all missing, and the tooth loss had left her unable to eat rendering her exhausted and emaciated.
At this time, it is not known if the tiger will survive. She is being fed ground meat with antibiotics. Amur (Siberian) tigers are endangered. It is believed there are only 500 left in the wild in eastern Russia.
(Photos screenshots Sikhote-Alin Natural Reserve/The Siberian Times)
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