Tigers could once again roam Kazakhstan more than 70 years after they went extinct in the country.
That’s if all goes according to a plan to reintroducethe animals over the next several years.
Government officials signed an agreement with the World Wildlife Fund September 8th to relocate Amur Tigers from other parts of Asia.
The reintroduction however is expected to take place no earlier than 2025.
That’s because the Tigers new territory needs to be prepared, which includes creating a Nature Reserve and restoring a force in the country’s Ili-Balkhash region.
Prey will also need to be brought in for the big cats to hunt.According to the WWF tigers went extinct in Kazakhstan in the 1940s as a result of poaching and habitat loss.
If the project comes to fruition Kazakhstan will be the first country to have brought wild tigers back to a territory where they went extinct.