GoPro Video Captures Release of Rare Tiger

March 16, 2016 Updated: March 16, 2016

The suspense builds as staff members from the International Fund For Animal Welfare try to release a rare Siberian tiger back into the wild.

The folks try a couple of times due to a faulty door mechanism, but the cage finally opens and Zolushka leaps out and runs into the Russian wilderness in a beautiful moment.

The group rescued the tiger many years ago after she was orphaned as a cub at just a few months old.

All along, the fund staff knew the goal was to release Zolushka back into the wild when she was ready. 

The group notes that there are only 400 Siberian tigers left in the wild, making every single one important.