Sunday, July 12, 2009

Villagers worried as tiger released in forest

Villagers worried as tiger released in forest

The Jakarta Post Sun, 07/12/2009 7:30 PM National

Villagers in Way Haru, Lampung, are worried that a tiger named Salma, released in a nearby forest Sunday morning, will attack their livestock.

They say they are still traumatized by a previous attack by two Sumatran tigers that were freed in the forest on July 22, 2008.

The villagers claimed they could no longer work until 5 p.m. and had to finish work by 3 p.m. because of the presence of the two tigers.

"Those two tigers were not from here, so they needed to adapt to the new forest and there was also no guarantee for our safety," Way Haru villager Hidayatur Rohman said.

"Now we have to deal with one more tiger."

The three tigers are now in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (TNBBS)

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/07/12/villagers-worried-tiger-released-forest.html

http://www.bigcatrescue.org

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