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Rescued Sumatran Tiger Dies at Rehabilitation Centre in West Sumatra

The Sumatran tiger is estimated to be around 2-4 years of age

Inung Rio, a Sumatran Tiger which was rescued in Riau, has died at the Dharmasraya Sumatra Tiger Rehabilitation Centre (PR-HSD) in West Sumatra.

Rio, estimated to be around 2-4 years of age, was first admitted to the rehabilitation centre on 15th April 2019, after being rescued from a tiger trap at Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER), managed by PT Gemilang Cipta Nusantara (GCN) in Pelalawan District.

The tiger was found to have been severely injured after stepping on a steel sling trap. According to Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh, executive director of Arsari Djojohadikusumo Foundation, which manages the hospital, Rio died due to health complications.

“Inung Rio died due to medical complications. Rio had suffered prior to being admitted to the hospital’s rehab centre,” Catrini added.

Source: Kompas
Image: Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia

See: Rubber Tapper Mauled by Tiger in North Sumatra

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