In Primorye, the hunter killed the Amur tiger

In Primorye, the hunter killed the Amur tiger

MOSCOW, 10 Aug — RIA Novosti. The police opened a criminal case against the hunter who had killed an Amur tiger in Primorye, said on Thursday the official representative of the Russian Ministry of internal Affairs of Irina Volk.

“In the apartment of the resident of the village of Amgu Terneisky district discovered the carcass of a tiger and a hunting rifle IZH 12-go calibre from which, presumably, killed the animal” — are her words on the Ministry’s website.

The suspect has already given grateful evidences, said the Wolf. According to police, a hunter shot a tiger in the forest near the village of Malaya KEMA, carcass and then froze and hid at home.

According to the preliminary conclusion that the tiger was about one year old. The seized remains focused on research.

Article of the criminal code on illegal extraction of endangered animals involves up to three years of imprisonment with the penalty to one million rubles.