Sumatran Tiger Dies On Board Flight to East Java Park

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Sumatran Tiger Dies On Board Flight to East Java Park

This is one of the reasons why we are planning to focus on conflict tiger resolution in 2013 to help implement clear protocols of what to do when a tiger is removed from the wild – moving tigers is a complicated issue and should only be carried out when essential and with correct guidelines.

A Sumatran tiger died during a flight from Medan to Aceh on Tuesday, after an airline refused to fly the critically endangered cat and several other animals to their East Java destination.

The 7-year-old male tiger, along with a siamang (tailless gibbon) and two binturongs (Asian bearcats), left Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Aceh Besar on Tuesday and were supposed to be flown to a theme park in Kota Batu, East Java.

However, upon stopping over in Medan, the airline sent the animals back to Aceh, citing complaints from passengers………….

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The Jakarta Globe