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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:57

Ussuri basin : Wild Russia - The secret forest (an outstanding National Geographic document)

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While Asiatic black bears hang from the trees and chipmunks search for food, the spotted sika deer travels to the coast to supplement its diet with kelp. The presence of deer on this open ground attracts the region's big predator, the Amur tiger. But the largest cat in the world has dangerous enemies itself: poaching and habitat destruction are an ever-present threat to tigers in the Ussuriland region of Russia.

 

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