Sumatran tigers flourishing: WWF
- Published: 18 Feb 2013 at 11.06
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A group of Sumatran tigers appears to be flourishing at a national park in Indonesia, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.
A Sumatran tiger sits in its exhibit at a zoo in Jakarta in this file photo from 2008. The WWF says a group of 80 Sumatran tigers is flourishing in the wild in Sumatra. (Photo: EPA)
The Sumatran tiger is a critically endangered species which, although protected by law, is hunted for its skin and organs. it’s habitat is also under threat from deforestation to make way for oil palm and logging concessions.
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