Camera traps have captured rare images of Amur or Siberian tigers in China.
The images, released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), show two tigers in China’s Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve in Jilin Province, northern China.
Once abundant in China, tigers have declined due to habitat destruction, hunting as vermin, and poaching for the traditional Chinese medicine market. At least one type of tiger — the South China tiger — was driven to extinction within the country’s borders. Conservationists and the government are now working to restore tiger populations.