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Endangered tigers found on truck in Nghe An

Update: June, 16/2014 - 08:59

NGHE AN (VNS) — Police in central Nghe An Province on Saturday found two Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti), which are listed as endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The tigers were found on board a truck that was travelling the Ha Noi - HCM City route, crossing the province's Quynh Luu District, when the district police stopped it.

The tigers, which are prohibited from being hunted, caged, or transported, were found to have been anaesthesized and bound by ropes. One tiger weighed 80kg and the other 90kg, according to officials.

Police transferred the tigers to the province-based Pu Mat National Park to be cared for and are continuing their investigation. — VNS

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