A 44-year-old previously convicted man was detained with a pelt of an Amur tigress hidden in the boot of his car.
The tigress aged approximately three to five years old was shot in May.
The endangered Amur tiger is the world’s largest big cat.
About 600 grown up animals - 95% of the world population - live in Primorsky Krai, Khabarovsk regions, Amur region and the Jewish Autonomous region in the Far East of Russia.
Some Amur tigers live in China and in North Korea
‘Investigators have recorded the suspect selling the head, the pelt and the paws of the tigress.
'According to the wildlife expert, the Amur tigress was between three and five years old. Traces of gunshot wounds were found in her head and on her body’, said acting press officer of Khabarovsk police Ekaterina Tarasova.
The hunter who comes from the Vyazemsky district of Khabarovsk region was detained.
A criminal case was started against with charges of illegal hunting and trading of Red Book animals.
If convicted, he faces up to four years in jail.