Rehabilitating Amur tiger orphan named Filippa

An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has been given a name.

The then four-month-old cub was first found in a backyard of a private house near the village of Filippovka, Khasansky District, Primorsky Krai.

“Land of the Leopard” National Park officials organized the tigress naming contest, granting the right to choose the name to residents of the village.

Most people voted for the name Filippa.

The village of Filippovka is situated at the Filippovsky stream, a tributary of the Barabashevka River, 11 km off the shore of Melkovodnaya Cove, Amur Bay.

Young Filippa is currently growing, improving her hunting skills and enjoying the beginning of spring.


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