In the depths of the far-East of Russia, lives a mystery. One that's sacred - and one that needs to be protected.

In the Sikhote-Alin nature reserve, she trudges through the deep snow at a top speed of 60mph, ice glistening in her brilliant orange fur. Her amber eyes glow with confidence as if she's paraded around here thousands of times, but that is not the case for this one.

Some say that tigers will become extinct, that there is no hope for them. But she - this one - is a special one. At age three, she is a young tigress with much to learn, one that radiates so much strength. For her kind, she represents hope.

This cat's name, ladies and gentleman, is Koro.