Putin’s tiger eats ‘domestic dog’

After digesting the dog, the tiger disappeared – reportedly back into Russia. (Video still)

A tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has been caught on tape eating a domestic dog in China, according to media reports.

The tiger, named Kuzia, was filmed eating the dog in a two-hour session on Heixiazi Island, which is divided between China and Russia, according to Sky News.

After digesting the dog, the tiger disappeared – reportedly back into Russia.

Because he marks his territory with urine, one forestry official said that the tiger would likely make his way back in China, reported Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.

The incident is not the first incidence of Kuzia’s rampages. Last month, reports circulated that he was responsible for killing 15 goats, as well as other livestock.

The animal was one of three tigers freed by the Russian president from a wildlife center in east Russia's Amur region earlier this year.

With their habitat threatened from illicit deforestation after the fall of the Soviet Union, the wild Siberian tiger is believed to be one of around 500 left in the wild.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45
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