Male tiger captured in Pos Bihai

GUA MUSANG: The tiger believed to have been attacking pet dogs of the Temiar Orang Asli community in Pos Bihai since July was caught on Friday (Sept 29).

Kelantan Wildlife and National Parks Department director Mohamad Hafid Rohani said the male tiger, given the name "Apek Bihai", is estimated to be two years old and was healthy when captured.

He said following a complaint from Kampung Hak villagers in July, the department set a trap on Aug 6, adding that more traps were laid on Sept 8, with assistance from the Malayan Tiger Conservation Unit (UKHM).

"The tiger will be sent to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Sungkai, Perak," Mohamad Hafid said in a statement today.

He said, based on records, the first case of a tiger attack at Pos Bihai was on July 5, 2021, involving a tiger named "Syamilla Bihai", which caused serious injury to an Orang Asli man. It was then successfully captured and placed at the wildlife rescue centre.

He said the second case occurred on Jan 7 last year, when an Orang Asli man was killed after being attacked by a tiger. He added that the beast had to be shot dead after it tried to attack Perhilitan personnel during an operation.- Bernama

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Perhilitan , Hafid Rohani , Tiger , Pos Bihai , Orang Asli


Next In Nation

Floods: 1,581 still housed at six relief centres in Pasir Mas
Two policemen among four detained for robbing foreign workers
Priority on resolving basic issues, not building Labuan-Sabah bridge, says PM
Three kids drown in Kudat construction pool
No new Covid-19 variants in Malaysia, says Dr Zaliha
My daughter keeps asking for Daddy, says Syed Muhammad Danial's widow
Freeze on foreign workers' quota still active, says Sivakumar
Multiracial 2,000-singer gathering in Kuching sets Christmas carol record
Govt to meet with Meta over WhatsApp account hijackings
Sabah to get immediate RM3mil allocation, says Anwar

Others Also Read