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Conservationists hunt for man-eating tiger

  • Oyos Saroso H.N. and Jon Afrizal

    THE JAKARTA POST

JAKARTA, BANDARLAMPUNG, JAMBI   /   Fri, February 27 2009   /  02:14 pm

The Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) in cooperation with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and other concerned NGOs are intensifying the hunt for a man-eating tiger. The Sumatran tiger is reported to have killed and eaten two illegal loggers from Lampung last week in Sungai Gelam district, Muaro Jambi, Jambi. The BKSDA is reportedly mulling relocating the tiger. On Thursday, ZSL Indonesia representative Dolly told The Jakarta Post in Bandarlampung that a female tiger nicknamed Salwa, who the BKSDA captured on Feb. 11, might not be the only tiger in the jungle that had eaten humans. The fact that people had continued to be attacked and eaten by a tiger even after her capture indicated there was at least another man-eater in the wild. "We are now working together with the BKSDA in Jambi to catch the tiger. We have found its traces based on our su...