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Rare Siberian tiger released by Russian President Putin strays into China

  • FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2008 file photo, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin locks a collar with a satellite tracker on a tranquilized five-year-old Siberian tiger in a Russian Academy of Sciences reserve in Russia's Far East. A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, state media said Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The president was photographed in May releasing the 19-month-old cub, named Kuzya, and two other Siberian tigers in a remote part of the Amur region. (AP Photo/Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2008 file photo, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin locks a collar with a satellite tracker on a tranquilized five-year-old Siberian tiger in a Russian Academy of Sciences reserve in Russia's Far East. A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, state media said Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The president was photographed in May releasing the 19-month-old cub, named Kuzya, and two other Siberian tigers in a remote part of the Amur region. (AP Photo/Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2010 file photo, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends the International Tiger Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, state media said Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Russia informed Chinese forestry officials that the tiger, tagged with a tracking device, was observed in a nature preserve in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2010 file photo, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends the International Tiger Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, state media said Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Russia informed Chinese forestry officials that the tiger, tagged with a tracking device, was observed in a nature preserve in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, China's Xinhua News Agency reported. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2008 file photo, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, holds a head of a tranquilized five-year-old Siberian tiger as researchers put a collar with a satellite tracker on in a Russian Academy of Sciences reserve in Russia's Far East. A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, state media said Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The president was photographed in May releasing the 19-month-old cub, named Kuzya, and two other Siberian tigers in a remote part of the Amur region. (AP Photo/Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2008 file photo, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, holds a head of a tranquilized five-year-old Siberian tiger as researchers put a collar with a satellite tracker on in a Russian Academy of Sciences reserve in Russia's Far East. A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, state media said Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The president was photographed in May releasing the 19-month-old cub, named Kuzya, and two other Siberian tigers in a remote part of the Amur region. (AP Photo/Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger.

China's official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday that Russia has informed Chinese forestry officials that the tiger, tagged with a tracking device, was observed in a nature preserve in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. It said officials were notifying local farmers and were setting up more than 60 cameras in hopes of locating the tiger.

The Russian president was photographed in May releasing the 19-month-old cub, named Kuzya, and two other Siberian tigers in a remote part of the Amur region.