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Roaming tiger captured near Dungun, Malaysia

Jul 21. 2019
The tiger captured by Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks Department officers ./photo extracted from Facebook page of Malaysia's Wildlife and National Parks Department.
The tiger captured by Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks Department officers ./photo extracted from Facebook page of Malaysia's Wildlife and National Parks Department.
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By News Desk
Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia)/Asia News Network

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The male tiger weighing at 130kg would be sent to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Sungkai, Perak for observation and treatment. Kampung Besol Lama villagers were shocked to spot the tiger roaming in the village on Thursday.

Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks Department officers captured the tiger found roaming in Kampung Besol Lama here.

Department director Dr Abdul Malik Mohd Yusof said the tiger was captured at Bukit Besi near Kampung Besol Lama here at 3.50pm.

"The male tiger is weighing about 130kg,’’ he said.

The tiger was shot with a tranquiliser dart after wildlife officers spotted it.

Dr Abdul Malik said the tiger would be sent to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Sungkai, Perak for observation and treatment.

The state department is still tracing another tiger and villagers are urged to contact the department if they spot the tiger. 

The Kampung Besol Lama villagers were shocked to see tiger roaming in the village on Thursday morning. Many were fleeing the village. One of the old folks fell and injured. The tiger did not attack the villagers. The villagers later chased the tiger back to the forest. 

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