Tiger that was terrorising villagers finally caught

Tiger that was terrorising villagers finally caught

Thursday September 30, 2010

IPOH: A tiger, that had been terrorising an orang asli village in Kampung Ulu Geroh in Gopeng for the past few months, has finally been caught.

Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department director Shabrina Mohd Shariff said the department laid a trap following reports that the tiger had been attacking poultry and cattle.

”The tiger finally entered the trap on Tuesday evening at about 10pm,” she said here yesterday, adding that a live goat supplied by the orang asli was used to entice the tiger.

The tiger trap was laid 50m from the Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve. Shabrina said the female tiger is between four and five years old.

She added that the animal could have been a victim of poachers based on wounds on its left forelimb and other minor injuries on its body.

”We suspect it was trying to break out from the cage after it got trapped, leading to the injury,” she said.

The tiger has been sent to the Malacca Zoo for treatment.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/9/30/nation/7129084&sec=nation

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