A field with tiny holes on it had been shipped from Ukraine to Syria by aircraft, but it surely one way or the other acquired caught on the Beirut airport for an entire week. It wasn’t marked and nobody might actually assume what could possibly be within it, till somebody determined to open it. To everybody’s shock, there have been three Siberian tiger cubs in that crate.
It was a devastating sight. The infants have been round 60 centimeters tall, and that field was solely 42 centimeters excessive. Compelled to hunch over and coated in their very own feces with none meals or water, it was shocking how they managed to outlive.
Nothing indicated there have been reside animals inside that crate, nor there have been any particulars listed of the shipper or the receiver.
The poor cubs have been transported to Animals Lebanon and have been supplied with the much-needed medical care. Their tiny paws have been pink from standing in their very own urine for therefore lengthy.
A vet made a radical check-up after which the little tigers acquired vaccinated and microchipped and the method of their restoration started.
After their proprietor realized the cubs didn’t make it to the ultimate vacation spot, he did his finest to get them again, however the employees from Animals Lebanon weren’t prepared to let go of them and requested for the tigers not solely to be seized, however to be completely confiscated from their proprietor.
Buying and selling with wild animals just isn’t that unusual as a result of they’re value loads on the black market. Siberian tigers are endangered, solely about 500 are left within the wild.
Based on Animals Lebanon, Siberian tigers are protected below the Conference on Worldwide Commerce of Endangered Species. They’ll solely be traded below particular circumstances and provided that sure situations are met. The transport situations of those three cubs didn’t meet these laws.
Animals Lebanon supplied the cubs with all they wanted, loads of meals, a lot of love, and an unlimited house to run and discover. They are going to stay of their care after the Ministry of Agriculture had decided for the 4-month-old tigers to not be returned to the proprietor who handled them poorly.
Listed here are the infants solely 28 days after their rescue. They’re clear, pleased, and playful because of the employees at Animals Lebanon.