One of The Rarest Tiger Species Caught on Camera While Preying On The Resident's Cattle

2020-12-28 23:09:43
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Lana Priatna, Mochamad Andri, Witness News

A Sumatran tiger was caught by a camera trap while returning to retrieve the carcass of a cattle that had been preyed on. Through a telephone interview, Teguh Setiawan, Public Relations of the Nature Conservation Agency of North Sumatra explained;

"At the time of the incident, we received information that two catle belonging to the residents were preyed by the Sumatran tiger. We found the distance between two head of cattle were preyed for 100 meters away.

The BBKSDA (Nature Conservation Agency) of North Sumatra in collaboration with the Gunung Leuser National Park Office, with the Forest Management Unit, Wildlife Conservation Society and Yahua Conservation Institute, installed several Trap cameras, which managed to record a Sumatran tiger trying to eat the carcass of the cattle. From the recording, a Sumatran tiger was recorded eating a cattle.

We installed the camera traps from December 25 to 27 in Pelayang Hamlet, Demak Sea Village, Bahorok District, Langkat Regency, North Sunmatra. We got the recording on December 27, 2020."

The Sumatran tiger is one of the six rarest tiger species. Based on figures from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the total population of Sumatran tigers is believed to be no more than 600 worldwide. The Sumatran tiger remains the only tiger native to Indonesia after the extinction of the Bali and Java tigers.

Video Credit: BBKSDA (Nature Conservation Agency) of Sumatera Utara via Witness News