Putin’s tiger ‘defects’ to China

October 11, 2014 8:02 PM

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Putin’s tiger ‘defects’ to China

The Foreign Ministry said prodigious efforts were being made to track and protect the tiger, which swam across the Amur on Tuesday after trekking some 300 miles from the spot where Mr. Putin presided over his release.

Virile, canny and possessed with a boundless appetite for red meat, Kuzya, a 23-month-old Siberian tiger, would seem the perfect mascot for President Vladimir Putin of Russia, who had a personal hand in reintroducing Kuzya to the wild in the Russian Far East in May.

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