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Wildlife Conservation Society

Siberian tiger

Caption: A camera trap image of a Siberian (Amur) tiger in the Russian Far East. A team of health experts from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society and several Russian organizations have confirmed the presence of distemper in wild tiger populations, a finding that will enable conservationists to formulate measures to mitigate this recent threat.

Credit: Image courtesy of WCS Russia Program

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