Injured tiger rescued in Tapah

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  • Monday, 15 Feb 2016

TAPAH: A tiger has been rescued from a trap set for wild boar in a plantation here.

The 17-year-old animal, weighing about 200kg, injured its legs, said Tapah police chief ASP Noor Shahariman Ngah.

He said an orang asli man identified as Waslostri Usop, 38, had set the trap to catch wild boar in Ladang Eden, Batu 10, Jalan Pahang.

He said at about 4.30pm Sunday, Waslostri lodged a police report saying that a tiger was caught in his trap.

ASP Noor Shahariman said a team of 25 people from the police, the Perak Department of Wildlife and National Parks, and the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Sungkai, set out to rescue the tiger.

As the team could not fire tranquilliser darts at that time, it resumed the operation at 8am Monday.

The animal was released from the trap after eight darts were fired, he said.

The tiger was then brought to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre and the Sungkai Wildlife Conservation Centre for treatment.

This is the second incident involving a tiger in the country in about two weeks.

On Feb 5, a pregnant tigress was killed after being hit by a vehicle as it crossed the East Coast Expressway 2 in Pahang.

It is believed that there are only about 300 tigers left in the wild in Malaysia. – Bernama

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