Rare Sumatran tiger shot by soldier

Conservation group condemns "sadistic" killing of trapped tiger.

    Sumatran tigers are the rarest subspecies of
    tiger in the world [GALLO/GETTY]
    The soldier then distributed the meat to villagers before taking the tiger's pelt home with him.

    "It was sadistic," said Bastoni, adding that his organisation intends to file a complaint with the Indonesian army.

    According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) the Sumatran tiger is the most critically endangered tiger subspecies in the world and the only one to survive in the wild in Indonesia.

    The WWF says that while legislation exists to help protect the Sumatran tiger, unless those laws are enforced accelerating rates of deforestation and rampant poaching mean the animals' future is bleak.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.