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Villagers kill bear inside settlement in Jambi

  • Jon Afrizal
    Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi | Thu, October 12, 2017 | 06:06 pm
Villagers kill bear inside settlement in Jambi A sun bear at Bandung Zoo in West Java. (JP/Arya Dipa)

A sun bear was killed in a village in Kerinci regency, Jambi, on Wednesday after residents panicked upon seeing a wild animal in their settlement.

The sun bear died from a wound to the abdomen caused by a villager throwing a spear at it in Tebing Tinggi village.

"The bear entered a house," Kerinci Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dwi Mulyanto said on Thursday. "One of the villagers was carrying a spear and hit the bear."

It is believed the bear wandered into the village as a result of food depletion and habitat loss. 

The body of the bear was immediately taken to the Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) Agency.

In neighboring Riau province, a bear attacked a couple while they were tapping rubber on a plantation about 500 meters from their house in Teluk Paman village, Kampar regency, last Tuesday.

Saruli, a 60-year-old rubber farmer, survived but was left with serious injuries, while his wife, 55-year-old Bunai, died from a fractured skull in the incident, which has also been linked to a shrinking habitat. (ipa)

 

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