Poachers pose new threat to Bengal tiger cubs

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miles) Sundarbans forest, which stretches across part of Bangladesh and India and has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

 

The numbers of the striped cats, which usually weigh over 200 kg (440 pounds) when fully grown, have been falling steadily.

 

Residents of a Dhaka high rise building found the squeaking and grunting cubs in June when the animals were trying to climb from the ground floor. Special security forces took the cubs to a private zoo, where keepers fed them with bottled milk and put them on display.

 

But due to health problems and stress from the throngs of visitors, the cubs were taken to a specially designed home in Dhaka’s Botanical Garden where they are being fed food imported from China.

 

The recovery of the live cubs was a wake-up call for conservationists who

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