Tiger death an accident, says Perhilitan


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  • Sunday, 07 Feb 2016

Police officers inspect the body of the tiger which was killed crossing the East Coast Expressway.

PETALING JAYA: The driver of the car that hit a tiger on the East Coast Expressway on Saturday will not be charged for causing the death of the animal.

A Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) spokesman told The Star that it was an accident, and that the driver reported the incident immediately after it happened.

The driver admitted in a post on Facebook to hitting the tiger on the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) at about midnight that day.

In the post, he said he only saw the tiger when it was about five metres away from his car.

The animal died on the spot.

Perhilitan officials later performed a post-mortem on the tiger, and found that it had been pregnant with two fetuses.

It was previously reported that the highway area where the tiger died was near a forest reserve.

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