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4 Sumatran tiger foetuses found in jar in Indonesia

4 Sumatran tiger foetuses found in jar in Indonesia

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Dec 2019 1:05 PM GMT

Indonesian authorities have found four fetuses of the protected Sumatran tiger as well as the hide of the endangered species in two police raids carried out against suspected animal poachers and traffickers, the Environment Ministry said on Monday. The fetuses, which were kept in plastic jars, and the hide were found on Saturday in two separate places in Riau province after the police received a tip-off about the suspected poachers, the Ministry’s Director of Biodiversity Conservation, Indra Exploitasia, told Efe news. Five people have been arrested and three of them were charged with trafficking of protected animals. Sumatran tigers are found only on the Sumatra island and are listed as critically endangered in the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Animals, with just around 400-600 specimens believed to be surviving in the wild. (IANS)

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