Medan, North Sumatra (ANTARA) – A Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris Sumatrae) that had eaten a man and a goat in North Sumatra last June has been trapped and moved to West Sumatra’s Dhamasraya Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Center, according to a local conservation official.
“Because the Barumun Sumatran Tiger Sanctuary in Padang Lawas, North Sumatra, can no longer accommodate additional tigers, as an adult male tiger named Monang, adult tigress called Gadis and two 10-month-old cubs are living there,” Irzal Azhar, head of the North Sumatra Nature Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), said here on Thursday.
The tiger was trapped on July 16, 2019, in Hutabargot Village, Sosopan Sub-district, Padang Lawas District, North Sumatra.
The trap was set up by the North Sumatra BKSDA in cooperation with the Padang Lawas district authorities in May 2019, following several incidents.
On March 13, 2019, the tiger walked around Pagarambira Julu Village, Padang Lawas, and ate a goat owned by a local villager. On May 16, the tiger attacked a local resident, Abu Sali Hasibuan, in Siraisan village, until the villager died.
On May 26, Faisal Hendri Hasibuan, a resident of Pagaran Bira Jae village, was attacked by the same tiger, and was seriously injured.
On July 10, 2019, the wild animal entered a kampung and ate a monkey and a chicken belonging to a local inhabitant.
The Sumatran tiger’s right leg was allegedly injured due to the trap.