The young tiger, who was abducted from Ukraine in May and taken to a Moscow circus, did not survive, the legal City Council of Mariupol reported. The animal was trained from the beginning.
The young tiger, who was abducted from Ukraine in May and taken to a Moscow circus, did not survive, the legal City Council of Mariupol reported. After being taken from the zoo for several months, the animal was trained from the beginning, which the Ukrainians called "cruel treatment". It also served as a "mascot" when its handler posed with Russian politicians.
The animal was stolen from a zoo in occupied Mariupol in May this year and taken by the Russians to a Moscow circus. "He was trained by Edgar Zapaszny, who supports the war against Ukraine", the Mariupol City Council reported on Telegram.
Treser willingly publishes photos from meetings with Russian politicians on social media. We see a young tiger held in the hands of officials - for example, the Minister of Culture of Russia.
On Saturday, the Mariupol councilors gave the sad news: "There has just been information that the tiger did not survive". As they clarified, the death of the animal was confirmed by Edgar Zapazny himself.
According to the Russian, the tiger had congenital kidney problems. However, Ukrainian politicians point out that in this case he should return the animal back to the zoo where it received proper care.
When the occupiers took the cat from Ukraine, it was less than three months old. He was born in a zoo, but his mother refused to feed him. Tigress was taken care of by a local German shepherd.
According to the Mariupol authorities, the abducted animal "had to endure cruel treatment". "This is how Russia 'liberated' everything" - said a few months ago legally elected rulers in the city.
They also reminded that the world is turning away from circus performers who use animals.