ZSL’s camera trap has picked up the first ever footage of a tigress and cubs in a previously unstudied area next to Berbak National Park. The footage shows a tigress and her two cubs walking through and exploring the forest.
This evidence of breeding in the region of Sembilang is extremely important as there are thought to be less than 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.
“This is the best early Christmas present, and we are absolutely delighted to find the first evidence of breeding in Sembilang. “We will continue working with leaders of both national parks as well as the government to ensure the areas are better protected and well patrolled”
Sarah Christie: ZSL’s head of regional conservation programmes
“This footage highlights that Sembilang National Park is now doubly important for Indonesia; not only is it a major carbon sink, but also a critical habitat for tigers in Southern Sumatra. These data will help us ensure the Berbak-Sembilang area is prioritised for protection.”
Mr. Tatang: Head of Sembilang National Park