Living Endangered Lives
A family of Sumatran tigers died after being caught in snare traps in Aceh. With a population of about 600, this endangered wild animal is threatened by poaching, loss of habitat, and conflict with humans.
A FAMILY of Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) was found lifeless in a protected forest near the Ie Buboh village, Meukek subdistrict, South Aceh Regency, Aceh, on August 24. This location is about 302 kilometers from the province capital, Banda Aceh. A tigress was caught in steel wire around the neck and rear left leg. A nearby cub was caught ensnared around the neck. Another cub about five meters away had its front and rear left legs ca...
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