In the Shadow of the Tiger

1998, Nature  -  52 min Leave a Comment
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This remarkable film follows the story of a mature female Siberian tiger called Katia and her one-year-old cub. Their travels introduce us to a remote part of Russia and to their conflict with their only natural enemy, Man.

This species of tiger once roamed from Eastern Russia to South Korea but poaching and habitat destruction means there are only a few hundred Siberian tigers left.

Through Katia and her cub, we journey through the Sikhote Alin Biosphere Reserve lying at the heart of Siberian tiger country. It is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the Russian Far East, and a critical breeding ground for the last remaining wild Siberian tigers.

The harsh climate and elusive nature of the tiger have left many questions about its life unanswered. This documentary is a fascinating depiction of how striving to understand the tiger and human help have increased its number, and may ultimately save this species from extinction.