According to the Amur Tiger Center, a decapitated body of an adult male Amur tiger was found near the village of Arsenyevo, Nanaisky District.
Presumably, the head could be separated for sale or to hide gunshot wounds.
The body of the animal was sent to the Ussuriysk laboratory for examination.
"The Amur Basin Environmental Prosecutor's Office organized a check on numerous publications in the media about the death of the Red Book Amur tiger in the Khabarovsk Territory," the prosecutor's office said.
In October 2020, the corpse of an Amur tiger listed in the Red Book was found in the Khabarovsk Territory.