Rare Persian panthers released into the wild

Things haven’t been going well for some time with the Persian panther in Russia. In order to help the animals, researchers have started a breeding programme together with zoos.

Four Persian panthers from the program have now been released into the wild. In the video above you can see how that went.

Training

Before the panthers were released they received extensive training. For two years they learned how to survive in the wild. The animals are also given a tracker so that the researchers can see whether everything is going well.