Officials hunt tiger after it kills pregnant goat, injures another in Uthai Thani community
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary officials in Uthai Thani are desperately searching for a tiger after it pounced on a herd of goats in Ban Bueng Charoen community on Wednesday, killing one of the animals and injuring another before disappearing.
Officials believe the tiger hasn’t returned to the forest from where it came and still poses a danger to the community.
Wildlife sanctuary chief Permsak Kanitthachart said the tiger killed a pregnant goat and injured a male goat.
He added that the injured animal was being treated for its wounds by veterinarians from the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Breeding Station.
“The wildlife sanctuary is cooperating with Thap Salao officers to expand their area of surveillance in order to force the tiger back into the forest as soon as possible,” he said.
Meanwhile, 12th Conservation Area Management Office director Thanit Nooyim asked villagers if they had any clues on the whereabouts of the tiger. He also advised them to keep a close watch over their animals and pets.
“The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is making all efforts to pressure the tiger back into the wild,” he added.