Tiger mauled a 5-year-old girl to death

Tiger mauled a 5-year-old girl to death

 

Sapa-dpa | 07 November, 2011 10:20

Image by: Binsar Bakkara

A tiger mauled a 5-year-old girl to death on Indonesia’s Sumatra  island, a report says.

 


Fitria binti Judin was playing near the forest with her two siblings in Kepahiang district on Saturday when a Sumatran tiger attacked her, the state Antara news agency reported.

 

“It was raining and suddenly a tiger emerged and mauled her,” Supartono, head of the local Nature Conservancy Agency, was quoted as saying by Antara.

 

Environmentalists said human-animal conflicts are a rising problem as settlements encroach on natural habitats in Indonesia, an archipelago nation with some of the world’s largest remaining tropical forests.

 

There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers in the wild and their survival is being threatened by deforestation and rampant poaching,  according to the animal conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature.

 

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2011/11/07/tiger-kills-girl-in-indonesia

How much did you like this?

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Big Cat Rescue’s Code of Honor

Big Cat Rescue's Code of Honor 1.   I will focus on what works best ...

White tigress gives birth to 3 cubs in Vandalur zoo

White tigress gives birth to 3 cubs in Vandalur zoo 25 Mar 2009, 0239 ...

Big Cat Rescue is in today’s New York Times online Travel section

Big Cat Rescue is in today's New York Times online Travel section. Please go ...