Tiger was infected by virus

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  • Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

A MALAYAN tiger caught by the Dep­­a­r­tment of Wildlife and Natio­nal Parks (Perhilitan) after it was found roaming in Besol Lama, Dungun, became tame after being infected by a virus, reported Sinar Harian.The five-year-old tiger, nicknam­ed Awang Besol, was suspected to have been infected with Canine Temper Disorder virus, causing it to experience a mind disorder and become tame, said Perhilitan director-general Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim.

“The virus spread by domesticated cats and dogs normally infects wild animals like tigers, but this is the first case reported in Tereng­ganu,” said Abdul Kadir.

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