- In central Sumatra’s Riau Province, a rare Sumatran tiger killed a 16-year-old boy.
- The youth was on a palm oil plantation at the time of the attack.
- The World Conservation Union classifies the tiger species as critically endangered.
A rare Sumatran tiger killed a juvenile in Indonesia. The 16-year-old accompanied his father to work on a palm oil plantation at the weekend when he was suddenly attacked by the big cat, said Muhammad Mahfud of the local nature conservation authority on Monday. The incident occurred in Riau Province in central Sumatra. “We set up a box trap so that the tiger can be relocated,” said Mahfud.
Close to 600 examples in nature
Only a couple days prior, three Sumatran tigers – a mother and her two fledglings – kicked the bucket in a snare in the northern territory of Aceh. As indicated by gauges by the Indonesian government, there are close to 600 examples left in nature.
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is the littlest of the living subspecies of the tiger. As well as poaching, the deficiency of normal territory because of palm oil estates has incredibly obliterated the number. On the Red List of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the creatures are recorded as basically imperiled.