Monday, August 31, 2009

Police arrest man accused of killing rare tiger

Police arrest man accused of killing rare tiger

The Jakarta Post Mon, 08/31/2009 4:51 PM National

Jambi Police Office has arrested a man, known only by his initials “SY”, for the theft and murder of an endangered Sumateran tiger from the Rimba National Park in Jambi on August 22.

The police did not elaborate on the suspect’s role in the crime or the chronology of events.

“Let us wait and see. We are developing the case and focusing our investigations on the possibility more people were involved in the crime,” police chief Snr. Comr. Bobby IOR Ade told http://tempointeraktif.com/ on Monday.

Didy Wurjanto, head of the provincial’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency, said his office was coordinating with related parties to find the perpetrator.

Sela was the last Sumateran tiger owned by the park. The 25-year-old was stolen and the skin and bones removed in a subsequent poaching attack.

Previously, the park took care of another tiger, Rangga, that died in May. The third tiger, Salma, was released into Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Lampung, in July.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/08/31/police-arrest-man-accused-killing-rare-tiger.html

http://www.bigcatrescue.org/

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