Putin’s tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China
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Putin’s tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on the edge.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday the beast named Ustin bit and killed a total of 15 goats on Sunday and Monday on the same farm in Heilongjiang province’s Fuyuan county.

Xinhua says the farm owner Guo Yulin was stressed about the tiger.

Ustin was one of three Siberian tigers released by Putin in a remote part of the Amur region in May. Two of them have entered China. They are monitored by Chinese wildlife workers and fitted with tracking devices.

The other tiger, Kuzya, was believed to have raided a farm and eaten five chickens last month in another Heilongjiang county.