The Amur tiger was for the first time met in "The Land of the Leopard" national park. This only representative of Polar hooves in the south of the Far East – is the rarest animal both for Russia and the whole world; it is listed in the Red Book of our country and in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Amur Goral dwells in Russia, in the northeast China and on the Korean Peninsula. There are only about 700-900 of these animals on the Primorye Territory.
The scientists of the national park managed to make a discovery thanks to the photo trap set on the rock "The Edge of the World". This is an attractive place for goral: he prefers mountains where strong winds blow snow, thereby facilitating his search for food - acorns and bunches of grass. In the deep snow, the goral will not find food - unlike other ungulates, it does not know how to break the icy stratum.
"The scientists have not fixed the gorals since the early 1970s on the ridges of the East Manchurian mountains. And only in 2012, even before the creation of the national park, an isolated case of the presence of this hoofed creature was noted by the staff of the Institute for Sustainable Nature Management. It is obvious that the nature protection measures of the "Land of the Leopard" allowed to preserve the local grouping of these animals. They are protected from poaching here, and annual feeding of all ungulates successfully supports the forage base of the Far Eastern leopard at a level that allows to survive even to the rarest of its prey. The list of the species diversity of the national park was officially supplemented with another rare species, and now we have to make a lot of efforts to study the goral", - Peter Sonin, a researcher at the FGBU "The Land of the Leopard" said.
A tiger family, kittens of the famous leopardess Bari, a bear with five cubs got to the photo-trap of the national park earlier.