After her mother was killed by poachers, Zolushka — a Siberian tiger cub — was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and recently released back into the wild. The Siberian tiger (aka Amur tiger) is on the endangered species list with less than 400 tigers remaining in Russia’s far east. In the video, the tension is palpable as the rescuers prepare to let Zolushka out of her cage and the snag in the plan makes it even more so. It’s been reported that she has successfully adapted to life in the wild.

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