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Two great success stories of tiger releases from Siberia.

Vladik the tiger that stalked the city of Vladivostok is released back into the wild.  The endangered tiger was the first to stalk the city in 40 years - and his sighting between 5 and 19 miles from downtown led to fears for the safety of children going to school.

The starving tiger was caught after being spotted near a roadside by a motorist, after many earlier sightings. He was prepared for reentry to the wild at a rehabilitation centre when checks were made that hew as capable of hunting.  The big cat - one of between 480 and 540 adults living in the wild - has been released into the Bikin National Reserve. Please follow the link below to read the story on these two big cats in The Siberian Times.