Easy, tiger: Perhilitan to send animal back to natural habitat in Gerik

IPOH: The Perak Wildlife Protection and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) confirmed receiving a report of a tiger sighting at Jalan Baling-Kuala Kangsar, near Kampung Kuala Kenering, Gerik.

State Perhilitan director Yusof Shariff said the report was received on Wednesday, and the department’s Tiger Unit is keeping the location under surveillance.

“It most likely wandered into the surrounding area in search of food.

“Our team has taken the initial action to drive the tiger back into its habitat in the Papulut Forest Reserve close by,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

Earlier, a video clip of a young man from Kampung Kuala Kenering, who came across a tiger on his way to a shop in the village, went viral.

Yusof added that a special trap was laid on Thursday at a location where the tiger possibly roamed.

“I urge surrounding residents to be careful.

“Tigers are active from dusk to dawn. So do not approach the forest area to avoid any untoward incidents,” he said.

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