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Thursday June 14, 2007
MALACCA: A Malayan tiger, which was caught in Kelantan on Monday, has arrived at Malacca Zoo where it will be quarantined for three months.
“We have since given him a bath and injected him with antibiotics. We have yet to name him,” zoo director Mohd Nawayai Yasak said.
Asked about the tiger’s fate after the quarantine, Nawayai said the zoo would consider giving him to a local or overseas zoo.
“We do not intend to keep or display the tiger to the public yet,” he said, adding that the Malacca Zoo already had 23 Malayan tigers.
He said only eight of the tigers were displayed to the public.
He expects officials from Taman Negara to take the tiger’s measurements, such as paw size, to determine if it was involved in the attack on an elderly woman in Kelantan in November last year.
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