Driver in NE China spots Siberian tiger on road

A video of a wild Siberian tiger resting on a road near Hunchun City went viral on Chinese social media.

A driver encountered the tiger while driving on a slope and stopped about 40 meters away upon seeing the tiger. About 20 minutes later, another car came and scared the tiger away.

There were at least 27 Siberian tigers and 33 Amur leopards spotted in the area in recent years.

Hunchun sits in the core area of the Northeast China Tiger and Leopard National Park, which was established in 2017 to protect Siberian tigers, Amur leopards and other wildlife.

(Cover image a screenshot from the video)

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