Zolushka (the Russian word for “Cinderella”) stands under a huge Korean pine tree in Russia’s Bastak Reserve with two small cubs huddled underneath her. This is the first time tigers have repopulated this region in 40 years. CREDIT: Bastak Reserve

WCS and partners report from Bastak Reserve, a 162 square mile (420 km2) protected area in the Pri-Amur region of the Russian Far East, a tiger cub who lost her mother and nearly died, has became a “Cinderella” and is now a mother.

The reserve was devoid of tigers for nearly 40 years until Cinderella was released there two years ago and has now attracted a mate from another region.

Read more at WCS Newsroom.

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