{harbin} tiger preserve

February 1, 2017

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The Harbin Siberian Tiger Preserve is an open air park. Currently, the largest nature preserve for Siberian tiger in the world. There are over 500 tigers in the park. Not all areas of the park are accessible by tourists.

The usual tourist itinerary is to ride a bus, with steel-barred windows, into the preserve. You have a chance of getting up close to the tigers.

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We also saw some lions and white tigers (called snow tiger).

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Supposedly, if tiger up-close is not quite enough, you can buy live animals – chickens, ducks, even cows/calves, and have them thrown into the tiger mob.

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This so call live feed, seems a bit too gruesome as a tourist attraction. We didn’t see any. On the web, you can see a video of a cow being “live fed.” I’m sure there are animal rights complaints about it. But, it’s another country, different customs.

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One Response to “{harbin} tiger preserve”

  1. annalice said

    oh my! the live feed sounds quite disturbing!

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