Submitted by Rebekka Thompson-Jones on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:15pm
According to wildlife carers, the continuing heat wave across NSW, Victoria and Tasmania is having a devastating effect on wildlife and the carers are confronted with unprecedented numbers of deceased or injured animals.
On Sunday 13 January, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team drove into the footprint of the Dunalley, Southeast Tasmania burn area to see for ourselves the scale and intensity of the destruction to the landscape, human settlements and wildlife.
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Well, thanks to a remotely-operated video camera with a bird’s eye view of her enclosure, this is as close as any of us are probably going to get.
The following is an unedited 4-minute video that shows “Cinderella” walking her enclosure, nervously surveying her surroundings and one or two more surprises.