One dead in suspected Indonesia tiger attack, hunt ongoing

One dead in suspected Indonesia tiger attack, hunt ongoing

PEKANBARU, Indonesia: &nbsp, A man has been found dead in western Indonesia&nbsp, after a suspected attack&nbsp, by a Sumatran&nbsp, tiger&nbsp, authorities were still hunting, a local official said on Saturday ( May 11 ), the latest case of conflict between humans and the critically endangered species.

Only a few hundred and one hundred tigers and tiger species are left in the wild on the eastern coast of Sumatra, and they frequently face poachers for their body parts. Decades of intensive forestland has substantially eroded their habitat.

A group of conservationists was deployed&nbsp, to search for the great cat on Saturday after the 26- yr- older male victim was found deceased at a plantation in Riau province on Sumatra island&nbsp, on&nbsp, Thursday afternoon with wounds indicating a&nbsp, tiger&nbsp, attack.

” Our team has left this morning ( to search for the&nbsp, tiger ). Based on the statement, the place is within the&nbsp, tiger&nbsp, habitat”, local restoration company brain Genman Suhefti&nbsp, Hasibuan&nbsp, told AFP on Saturday.

Nearby police&nbsp, chief&nbsp, Budi&nbsp, Setiawan&nbsp, said on later Friday they had received a statement that two laborers heard their companion screaming while they were spraying weeds in an oak estate.

The workers&nbsp, tried to look&nbsp, for their partner but rather found&nbsp, tiger&nbsp, footsteps on the ground.

They informed the farm administration, who dispatched more personnel to search for the sufferer.

The defendant’s body&nbsp, was afterwards found&nbsp, with a severed right side as well as bite scars on his chest, Setiawan said.

In February, at least four producers in&nbsp, Indonesia’s northernmost territory of Aceh&nbsp, were attacked&nbsp, by Sumatran&nbsp, tigers&nbsp, in two distinct situations.

Sumatran&nbsp, tigers&nbsp, are considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature&nbsp, with less than 400 believed to be in the wild.