Endoparasites of the Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

Moskvina T.V., Shchelkanov M.Yu., Begun M.A.

В журнале Integrative Zoology

Год: 2018 Том: 13 Номер: 5 Страницы: 507-516

The Amur (or Siberian) tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is one of the most rare species. Its small population includes less than 600 individuals in the Far East of Russian, North-Eastern provinces of China, and adjoining to them part of North Korea. The major reasons of population decline are poaching, climatic change and population fragmentation. However infections pose a significant hazard for wild tiger’s population. There is scant information about internal parasites of Amur tigers. Some sporadic reports one could found in Russian, but they are not available for international readers. In the presented review the information about the parasite fauna of wild Amur tigers including 15 helminthes and 3 protozoan species is summarized. Data on parasites of captive Amur tigers is presented as well. Sources of infection in natural environment and hazard for wild tiger population are discussed.

DOI 10.1111/1749-4877.12342

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