Ivan worked as a huntsman in the forestry. He had seen many animals in his long life. He also had to meet with a rare Amur tiger.
Amur tigers are very rare in these parts. Ivan knew that these animals are listed in the International Red Book and hunting for them is prohibited.
The huntsman was doing his household chores that day. He had a small household. When suddenly, almost next to him, he saw a tigress. When he went out into the yard, he did not take a gun with him, although in three seconds the beast could have torn him to pieces.
The tigress came closer with a soft, noiseless gait. The man noticed that the tigress had a wound and all the grass was covered in blood. He realized that the tigress was injured by illegal actions of poachers who are ready to kill rare animals for profit.
The tigress looked intently and confidentially at the huntsman, as if looking for support and protection from him. Then she abruptly turned around and went into the taiga. After a while, she reappeared, but not alone.
She had a little one-month-old tiger cub in her teeth. Leaving the tiger cub near the forester’s house, she disappeared into the taiga. The tiger cub was still blind and needed care.
The huntsman decided that when the tiger cub grows up, he will release it into the wild in the taiga. The first month the tiger cub was fed from a bottle. And then the tiger cub switched to other products. The wild tiger cub grew up as a pet.
He was playing with cats and two dogs that were on the huntsman’s farm. The huntsman became very attached to the tiger cub, which he named Cupid. So a year passed. The little tiger cub grew into a big beautiful tiger, which soon went to the taiga
The Amur tiger has no natural enemies. Poachers remain the main enemies. In Chinese medicine, the skin and bones of tigers are used, which have healing properties. Tinctures and potions are made from them. For the sake of material gain, people destroy such rare animals as the Amur tiger.