Malayan tiger killed on East Coast Highway was pregnant


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  • Saturday, 06 Feb 2016

Post-mortem performed on the tiger found two dead fetuses.

PETALING JAYA: The tiger that was killed on the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) was pregnant, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) confirmed.

Perhilitan Terengganu director Mohd Hasdi Husin told The Star that a post-mortem performed on the tiger found two dead fetuses.

"There were two fetuses about two months old, outside the uterus, which was broken because of the accident," he said over the phone on Saturday.

"I am very, very sad. Next time, hopefully this kind of accident will not happen again," he added.

Mohd Hasdi said the tiger suffered massive internal injuries and that its liver was ruptured and its hind legs broken.

He also added that the tiger may have been 10 to 15-years-old.

The area where the tiger was tragically killed, he said was near a forest reserve.

Images on social media spread earlier Saturday supposedly showing two tiger fetuses being taken out of its body.

The tiger was hit by a car heading to Kuala Terengganu at about midnight. It died on the spot.

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